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Content description VCDSTC035

Design and Technologies / Levels 5 and 6 / Technologies Contexts / Food and fibre production
Content description
Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments
  1. investigating and experimenting with different tools, equipment and methods of preparing soil and the effect on soil quality and sustainability, for example when designing a garden for a community group
  2. identifying ways of applying, conserving and recycling nutrients in food and fibre production when designing a sustainable school vegetable garden or cropping area, for example composting and other forms of organic fertilisers
  3. considering how low-input sustainable agriculture (LISA) is used in a range of environments including Australia and the countries of Asia
  4. describing the relationship between plant types and animal breeds and their environmental suitability when selecting suitable plants or animals for an environment
  5. sequencing the process of converting ‘on-farm’ food or fibre products into a product suitable for retail sale, that is, the ‘paddock to plate’ supply chain, or when making yarn or fabric from fibre
  6. investigating the use of technologies including digital technologies in the production of food and fibre
  7. exploring and comparing the efficiency of different irrigation methods in plant production systems including the use of digital technologies to improve the effectiveness, for example when designing a sustainable irrigation system to be used in a garden
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