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Content description VCDSTC057

Design and Technologies / Levels 9 and 10 / Technologies Contexts / Food and fibre production
Content description
Investigate and make judgements on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre
  1. examining emerging production technologies and methods in terms of productivity, profitability and sustainability, for example vertical farming, recirculation technologies in aquaculture
  2. investigating how digital technologies could be used to enhance food production systems, for example global positioning system (GPS) for managing animals, crop sensors or automated animal feeding or milking
  3. comparing the environmental impacts of intensive and extensive production systems and their contribution to food and fibre production
  4. investigating the interdependence of plants and animals in food and fibre production
  5. examining the marketing chain of a range of agricultural products and outlining the effect of product processing and advertising on demand and price
  6. taking account of animal welfare considerations in food and fibre production enterprises
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