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Drought and Famine

“In which John Green teaches you a little bit about drought, which is a natural weather phenomenon, and famine, which is almost always the result of human activity. Throughout human history, when food shortages strike humanity, there was food around. There was just a failure to connect those people with the food that would keep them alive. There are a lot of reasons that food distribution breaks down, and John is going to teach you about them in the context of the late-19th century famines that struck British India.”
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Resources for NSW Geography Syllabus K-10 and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Which biomes are able to produce food?

Which biomes are able to produce food? | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
“Biomes exist on land and in oceans and differ according to their location and geographic characteristics. Topography (the shape of the land), climate and”
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NSW Syllabus

Content focus

Students:

- examine the physical characteristics and productivity of biomes. - examine the correlation between the world’s climatic zones and spatial distributions of biomes and their capacity to support food and non-food agricultural production

 

Geoworld 9 NSW

Chapter 1: From biomes to anthromes

1.1 Biomes

1.2 World of ecosystems

1.3 Energy flows

1.4 Tropical rainforest biomes

1.5 Poles apart - low primary productivity

1.6-1.8 Different biomes

1.10 Australia's diverse biomes

1.11 Modifying biomes

1.12 Anthraces

1.12Farm study: Fieldwork 

Geothink: Climate change and its impact on biomes

 

Chapter 2: Biomes produce good and non food products

 

Chapter 3 Factors affecting agricultural yields

 

 

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Brady Jones's comment, February 9, 2017 6:52 PM
Food can be produced from different biomes when people change the environment for example by ploughing the land, building greenhouses to grow plants, draining swamps and wetlands, building terraces on slopes
jack merritt's comment, February 9, 2017 6:54 PM
Food can be produced from different biomes when people change the environment such as, building greenhouses to grow plants, building terraces on slopes etc
Possum's comment, February 9, 2017 6:56 PM
Biomes are on both land and in water. Biomes differ according to where they are located on the earth.
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'Plant factories' needed to grow more food as world population heads towards 10 billion by 2050 - ABC Rural

'Plant factories' needed to grow more food as world population heads towards 10 billion by 2050 - ABC Rural | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Scientists are exploring taking crops out of the field and growing them in "speed breeding" warehouses to develop new varieties capable of feeding 10 billion people by 2050.
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Farmers are key to a better future | Anika Molesworth | TEDxYouth@Sydney

As a farmer, Anika Molesworth understands many of the challenges facing farmers - who are all trying to create more with less. Increasing populations
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Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon surges to record high | Environment | The Guardian

Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon surges to record high | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Environmentalists fear 2019 will be one of worst years for deforestation in recent memory
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Conservation and Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture | FAO's Global Action 

Conservation and Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture | FAO's Global Action  | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
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Floating Deep Farms to feed a growing population - Geographical

Floating Deep Farms to feed a growing population - Geographical | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Professor Saffa Riffat explains the potential of Floating Deep Farms to feed the world’s ever-increasing population
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Agtech guns blazing in unassuming 'Gundy' | Westpac

Agtech guns blazing in unassuming 'Gundy' | Westpac | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
For a town of just 6000, Goondiwindi – home to Westpac’s first “agtech” investment – is punching well above its weight in agricultural innovation and isn’t about to slow down, say locals.
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Back to Nature: Making money while restoring the land

Back to Nature: Making money while restoring the land | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Going against the grain has paid off for these beef producers and even encouraged other conventional farmers to change course.
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Regenerative agriculture for students launched in Australian-first curriculum to maintain healthy soils - ABC Rural - ABC News

Regenerative agriculture for students launched in Australian-first curriculum to maintain healthy soils - ABC Rural - ABC News | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
A Tamworth teacher has developed the first Australian curriculum exploring regenerative agriculture.
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Regenerating the land with a strong drought-proofing tool

Regenerating the land with a strong drought-proofing tool | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Farmers struggling with drought in Western NSW are turning to EMU land management to combat soil erosion, improve the ecosystem and ensure any rain is effectively stored.
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Primary Industries Education Foundation... - Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia-PIEFA

Primary Industries Education Foundation... - Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia-PIEFA | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia is proud to present Volume II of The Australian Farmer annual digital book, available for free to all PIEFA members!

The Australian Farme
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World's largest fish and horticulture facility calls Camden home

World's largest fish and horticulture facility calls Camden home | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
"People all over the world know about us, but hardly anyone in Camden even knows we are here."
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Speed breeding of crops by Queensland researchers in bid to battle global hunger - ABC News 

Speed breeding of crops by Queensland researchers in bid to battle global hunger - ABC News  | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Queensland researchers are speeding up the life cycle of crops in a bid to feed a future world that is facing population growth and the impacts of climate change.
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Monsanto Loses Millions as Indian Cotton Farmers are Switching Back to Indigenous Seeds

Monsanto Loses Millions as Indian Cotton Farmers are Switching Back to Indigenous Seeds | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Monsanto is making the news these days for losing. They have lost three court cases in which Roundup has been linked to cancer. In India, they are losing, too. After years of pushing a strain of Bt Cotton, Indian farmers have had enough and are switching back to native seeds for the cotton industry. It’s … Continue reading "Monsanto Loses Millions as Indian Cotton Farmers are Switching Back to Indigenous Seeds"
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shoreland management - quick and easy answers - EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURE NEAR WATER

shoreland management - quick and easy answers - EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURE NEAR WATER | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
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How Australia became one of the worst deforesters in the world - 

How Australia became one of the worst deforesters in the world -  | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
And what you can do to help.
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'Urban sprawl is a problem in the areas where it occurs but it's a drop in the ocean compared to the amount of forest destruction just to produce livestock for pasture'.

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The Future of Agriculture

The Future of Agriculture | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Leaving fertile land to be farmed by future generation is a topic we respect dearly. Join us as we break down our vision for the future of agriculture.
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Celebrating the greatest of all pollinators—bees

Celebrating the greatest of all pollinators—bees | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
When animals and insects pick up the pollen of flowers and spread it, they allow plants, including many food crops, to reproduce. Birds, rodents, monkeys and even people pollinate, but the most common pollinators are insects, and among them, bees.
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To Combat Climate Change, Start From the Ground Up (With Dirt) - The New York Times

To Combat Climate Change, Start From the Ground Up (With Dirt) - The New York Times | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Dirt is dead, but soil is alive — packed with nutrients and boasting properties that keep carbon out of the atmosphere.
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Climate modelling to cost agriculture

Climate modelling to cost agriculture | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Reduced agriculture and labour productivity could cost Australia more than $19 billion in the next 11 years unless climate change is adequately addressed, according to the Climate Council of Australia.
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Trying to grow food in the Arctic

Trying to grow food in the Arctic | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
This man is growing vegetables in the most northerly major human settlement on Earth.
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World Service - Science in Action, Biodiversity in crisis

World Service - Science in Action, Biodiversity in crisis | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Can we halt biodiversity loss and still allow for economic development?
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Food Security Game

Food Security Game | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Assume a new identity and occupation to explore how food insecurity effects populations in different ways.
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Australian bush foods are all around us, but the industry is just 'waking up' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian bush foods are all around us, but the industry is just 'waking up' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Bush foods have been part of the Indigenous diet for generations, and they grow all around us. But just as the industry is starting to develop, experts say species are under threat as cities expand and the climate gets hotter.
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Future Farming: Climate Change, Satellites and Smart Irrigation

Future Farming: Climate Change, Satellites and Smart Irrigation | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
The continued impact of the ongoing drought on agriculture and irrigation is forcing farmers and other stakeholders to look into other long-term solutions to proactively prepare and manage for prolonged and severe seasonal conditions. Today on Table Talk, we share the thoughts of Fleet Space’s, Matthew Pearson, on how technology can help with preparedness and …
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Celebration of a world first for soil carbon in Australia

The innovative Soilkee farming system builds soil carbon in pastures at rates that compare with forests. AgriProve is proud to receive the first soil carbo
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