AGRI 1004 Feeding the Planet
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300804
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Description This unit will explore the concepts driving current food production science (population growth, urbanization, emerging affluence, resource constraints, and underlying biological limits) in terms of their universal life cycles, constraints to production and societal issues. Throughout the unit, key questions will be addressed: What are the major health benefits and potential concerns regarding the intensification of production and consumption of food? How does agricultural production affect the efficient use of resources and impact our environment? Can costs of production be reduced to meet the growing demand for food products around the globe while maintaining health and safety for consumers? What are the different types of food production systems? Myths and misconceptions surrounding the food systems will be discussed and analysed. The unit is geared towards learners who seek a greater understanding of food systems and have a desire to learn more about issues surrounding sustainability.
Discipline Agricultural Science
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYA 6095 - Primary Production
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Numerical Problem Solving||Exercise equivalent to 30 minutes of problem solving||10||N||Individual|
|Report on sustainability of farm enterprise||2000 word report||20||N||Individual|
|Practical report||1500 words||30||N||Individual|
|In-class quizzes||4 quizzes of equal weighting (5%) held in class sessions = 30 minutes||20||N||Individual|
|Presentation : Poster presentation on sustainability of a farm enterprise||15 minute presentation||20||N||Individual|