FOOD PRODUCTION IN A CHANGING WORLD

AGR1FCW

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores human food production, its historical, contemporary and future challenges from both Australian and global perspectives. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of human food production and the key factors driving change in food production systems, including population dynamics, advances in technology and commercialisation . Contemporary food production issues, such as globalisation of markets, food safety and quality assurance, and food security will be explored. Issues of change and sustainability in global food production systems will be explored, including concepts such as climate change, agro-ecosystem resilience and social license.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Future of Fish Farming May Be Indoors

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorPoppick

Year2018

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PublisherScientific American

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URLhttps://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-future-of-fish-farming-may-be-indoors/

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An obsolete dichotomy? Rethinking the rural-urban boundary

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorLemer, A & Eakin, H

Year2011

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PublisherTHE GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL

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Developing potential adaptations to climate

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorAbrahams M Reynolds C

YearN/A

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PublisherAGRICULTURAL BUSINESS AND FARMING

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Aquaculture and food crisis

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorLiao, I & Chao, N

Year2009

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PublisherASIS PACIFIC JOURNAL

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Beyond Industrial Agriculture? Some questions

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorWoodhouse, P

Year2010

Edition/VolumeVOL. 10, NO. 3

PublisherJOURNAL OF AGRARIAN CHANGE

ISBNN/A

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Not merely an advertisement: purity, trust

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorParcell, L & Lamme M

Year2012

Edition/VolumeVOL. 29, NO. 4, PP. 94-127

PublisherAMERICAN JOURNALISM

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Earth''s Future: A global geospatial ecosystem services estimate of urban agriculture

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorClinton N.

Year2018

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PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union 6(1): 40-60

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URLhttps://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2017EF000536

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Food, farmers, and the future: Investigating prospects of increased food production within a national context

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorForbord M and Vik J

Year2017

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PublisherLAND USE POLICY 67: 546-557

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URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837717302247

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Climate induced historic andfuture changes in viticulture

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorSchultz, H & Jones, G

Year2010

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PublisherJOURNAL OF WINE

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Diversified Farming Systems: An Agroecological

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AuthorKremen, C Iles, A & Bacon, c

Year2012

Edition/VolumeVOL. 17, NO.4, PP. 288-306

PublisherECOLOGY & SOCIETY

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Global food supply: a challenge for sustainable

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorLeaver, J

Year2011

Edition/VolumeVOL. 36, NO. 4, PP.

PublisherNUTRITION BULLETIN

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Farming the sea

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorAsche, F

Year2008

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PublisherMARINE RESOURCES

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The role or marine aquaculture in meeting the

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorLangan, R

Year2008

Edition/VolumeVOL. 19, NO. 4

PublisherJOURNAL OF FOOD SERVICE

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Climate change and food security: health impacts in

Resource TypeRecommended

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Authorlake, I, Hooper, L & Waldron, K

Year2012

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PublisherENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES

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Cross boundary farming: can this challenging farming

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AuthorMuenstermann, I

Year2009

Edition/VolumeVOL. 19, NO. 3, PP. 262-274

PublisherRURAL SOCIETY

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and explain the historical evolution of human food production, and the key factors driving change in food production systems, including population dynamics, advances in technology, and commercialisation..
02. Investigate and discuss contemporary issues in food production systems, including globalisation of markets, food safety and quality assurance, and food security.
03. Investigate issues of change and sustainability in global food production systems, including economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability.
04. Describe the Australian perspective on assessing, modelling and managing food production systems in the face of changing global climate.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students complete online activities (pre- recorded lectures and other materials) prior to the scheduled workshop.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students complete online activities (pre-recorded lectures and other materials) prior to the scheduled workshop.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.50 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students can choose either the face-to-face or virtual (Online) class option.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.50 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students can choose either the face-to-face or virtual (Online) class option.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Evolution of human food production and drivers of change quiz (650-words equivalent).  This quiz is based on material from Topics 1 and 2.  It includes 10 multiple choice and 10 short-answer questions, completed online

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1

Contemporary issues and sustainability project (2250-words ).  This assignment assessment is based on topics 4 to 63 to 8.  Six short answer (100-word) problem solving tasks, and one long answer (500-word) case study analysis.  It consists of a major report detailing historical evolution, contemporary issues and future projections in a selected agricultural industry, including evolving markets, patterns of technology innovation, and issues of sustainability.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Climate change management plan (1600- words equivalent).  This case study is based on topics 9 to12. It consists of a climate change management plan, based on climate change modelling, for a selected agricultural industry.

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO4