Introduces agricultural concepts, including farming systems as part of the landscape in a geographic, climatic and human context. A long history of agriculture is explored, including first nations agriculture. Challenges of contemporary farming are discussed, with a focus on sustainability challenges of feeding and clothing our growing population. The concepts of regenerative agriculture and complex socio-ecological phenomena are introduced.
- A long history of farming and traditional agricultural systems
- Influence of climate, soils and topography on farming landscapes
- The social and economic context of farming systems
- Challenges in contemporary farming systems, including cropping, horticulture and livestock
- Complex adaptive socio-ecological systems in food production, including farmer decision-making
- Holism: ecology, agriculture and the regenerative agriculture movement.
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||describe the cultural, environmental and production characteristics of different food production systems over time|
|2||describe some of the major challenges in agricultural systems|
|3||describe some of the complex influences on farmer decision-making|
|4||discuss the attributes and philosophy of complex systems in the context of food production|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- describe the cultural, environmental and production characteristics of different food production systems over time
- describe some of the major challenges in agricultural systems
- describe some of the complex influences on farmer decision-making
- discuss the attributes and philosophy of complex systems in the context of food production
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Prescribed text information is not currently available.
- Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.