Sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. This form of agriculture enables us to produce healthful food without compromising future generations’ ability to do the same. Source: Sustainable table definition, Wikipedia
Now that we have our subsistance farming case study (Zapotec Indians of Mexico) it is time for you to research your own commercial farming case study. What is commercial farming? What is agribusiness?
Objective: Describe the influence of natural and human inputs on the processes and outputs of a large-scale system of commercial farming. such as plantation agriculture or extensive commercial cereal farming or extensive livestock production, etc., to illustrate a large-scale system of commercial farming.
Each case study should include:
natural inputs (relief, climate and soil)
human inputs (economic, social, political).
Describe each input’s influences on the scale of production
Describe the methods of organization and production.
Have a map and a graphic organizer describing the inputs, processes and outputs of your case study.
Presentation: Poster, 5 minute presentation or video.
Today, we will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of food aid.
Period 2: Instead of food aid, many economists and NGOs have pointed to trade as the best way to alleviate poverty and hunger in LEDCs. The problem is that trade is not always regulated and does not always benefit all parties involved equally.
Each of you will read one of the following articles and evaluate its content: