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Introduces the global extent and impact of food production systems through human history. Reviews different approaches to food production since the advent of agriculture. Presents a classification of food production systems, including industrial; conventional; traditional; organic; and agroecology. Focusses on sustainability challenges of feeding the growing population. Introduces the concept of regenerative agriculture and the world of complex systems.
- A complex systems view of food production
- A long history of farming
- The industrial agriculture phase
- The (re)emergence of alternative agriculture and regenerative farming
- The self as an integral element of the complexity paradigm
- The role of the farmer in farming systems
- Ecological dimensions of farming
- Agroecology in action
- Looking back and looking forward.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||discuss the attributes of complex systems in the context of food production|
|2||describe the social, cultural and environmental characteristics of different food production systems over time|
|3||discuss some of the complex influences on farmer decision-making|
|4||identify strategies for achieving a more sustainable food production system|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- discuss the attributes of complex systems in the context of food production
- describe the social, cultural and environmental characteristics of different food production systems over time
- discuss some of the complex influences on farmer decision-making
- identify strategies for achieving a more sustainable food production system
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