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Content description VCDSTC046

Design and Technologies / Levels 7 and 8 / Technologies Contexts / Food and fibre production
Content description
Analyse how food and fibre are produced when creating managed environments and how these can become more sustainable
  1. comparing land and water management methods in contemporary Australian food and fibre production with traditional Aboriginal systems and countries of Asia, for example minimum-tillage cropping, water-efficient irrigation
  2. investigating the management of plant and animal growth through natural means and with the use of chemical products like herbicides and medicines when producing food and fibre products
  3. recognising the need to increase food production using cost efficient, ethical and sustainable production techniques
  4. describing physical and chemical characteristics of soil and their effects on plant growth when producing food and fibre products
  5. investigating different animal feeding strategies such as grazing and supplementary feeding, and their effects on product quality, for example meat tenderness, wool fibre diameter (micron), milk fat and protein content when producing food and fibre products
  6. recognising the importance of food and fibre production to Australia’s food security and economy including exports and imports to and from Asia when critiquing and exploring food and fibre production
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