The Problems faced by Agriculture

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This document give a brief overview of specific problems Australia faces with regards to water use, pests management, and wide climate variablity that is unique to that contenent.

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  • Agriculture in Education: an educational resource for Year 78 Design and Technologies

    The Problems faced by Agriculture

    Year 78DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES

    This project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Education and Training, through the Agriculture in Education Initiative.

    This work is a derivative of Summer on Pixabay CC0 Public Domain

  • Climate Variability

    Australia has a variable climate

    It has the most variable climate of any continent

    Farmers face drought, floods, extreme heat and cold, cyclones and extreme storms.

    Problem to be solved Climate Variability

    Setting the scene

    discussdiscussdiscuss

    SLIDE 1

    The Problems faced by AgricultureThis work is a derivative of Drought on Pixabay CC0 Public Domain

  • Water Use

    Water management is very important in Australia as we never really have enough

    Water is a valuable resource

    It is important that farmers reduce/manage their water usage, soil erosion and increase produce outputs.

    Problem to be solved Water Use

    Setting the scene

    discussdiscussdiscuss

    SLIDE 2

    The Problems faced by AgricultureThis work is a derivative of windmill on Pixabay CC0 Public Domain

  • Pests and Weeds

    The agribusiness industry has an important role in helping to control weeds and pests

    Pests and weeds impact farm productivity and the natural ecosystems

    Using large amounts of pesticides and introducing foreign animals is not the best option. What should we do?

    Problem to be solved Pests and Weeds

    Setting the scene

    discussdiscussdiscuss

    SLIDE 3

    The Problems faced by AgricultureThis work is a derivative of Soil on Pixabay CC0 Public Domain

  • Increasing Productivity to Feed the World

    The worlds population increases daily

    Producing enough food (crops and animals) and fibre to feed and clothe the worlds population continues to be an issue for the agribusiness industry

    Problem Providing for the people

    Setting the scene

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    The Problems faced by AgricultureThis work is a derivative of Maize on Pixabay CC0 Public Domain

  • Feeding the World

    Seafood is seen as an effective means of feeding the worlds population

    Continued wild and ocean fishing is greatly impacting fish and seafood populations and their ecosystems

    How do we manage this?

    Setting the scene

    discussdiscussdiscuss

    SLIDE 5

    Problem To Be Solved Feeding The People Fish and Seafood

    Feeding the worlds population

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    This work is a derivative of Fish Farm by IvanWalsh.com on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

    The Problems faced by Agriculture

  • Land management

    The worlds population is increasing

    The land and water we have available to grow crops, raise livestock and produce seafood is reducing

    Problem to be solved Land Management

    Setting the scene

    discussdiscuss

    SLIDE 6

    discuss

    The Problems faced by AgricultureThis work is a derivative of Drought on Pixabay CC0 Public Domain

  • Waste Management

    Farms, like other businesses and our homes, create waste, such as general, animal and crop waste

    Having large amounts of waste isnt ideal or good management

    So what should farmers do with their waste and how might it be helpful?

    Problem to be solved Waste Management

    Setting the scene

    discussdiscuss

    SLIDE 6

    discuss

    The Problems faced by AgricultureThis work is a derivative of Garbage on Pixabay CC0 Public Domain

  • AgriFood Skills Australia

    General inquiries:Phone: 02 6163 7200Fax: 02 6162 0610Email: reception@agrifoodskills.net.auWeb: www.agrifoodskills.net.au

    LocationLevel 3, 10-12 Brisbane AvenueBartonACT 2600

    Postal addressPO Box 5450KingstonACT 2604

    Produced by

    Developed by John Tucker c/o AgriFood Skills Australia

    AgriFood Skills Australia 2015

    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence (except where indicated otherwise).

    Cover image

    This work is a derivative of Summer on Pixabay (no attribution required) CC0 Public Domain