UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
This unit explores key components of farming systems such as soil health and plant and animal productivity. Farming systems as part of the landscape in a geographic and human context will be introduced. Different farming styles and alternative farming systems will be discussed. Students will investigate a range of regenerative approaches and the demands on human capacity.
- Overview of key components of farming systems (water, soil, plants and animals)
- Influence of climate, soils and topography on farming landscapes
- The context of any farming system, including geography, population and infrastructure
- Alternative farming systems (such as organic, holistic, regenerative and permaculture)
- Pest, nutrient and disease management
- Management requirements and human capacity on farms
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:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the factors that can constrain or enable farming systems|
|2||compare and contrast farming systems|
|3||discuss the underpinning principles of regenerative agriculture|
|4||discuss the role of human capacity in a farming system.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
describe the factors that can constrain or enable farming systems
compare and contrast farming systems
discuss the underpinning principles of regenerative agriculture
discuss the role of human capacity in a farming system.
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