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Agriculture


Factors of Production

Factors of Production

The Economics of Agriculture

For an agricultural business to be financially viable, expenditure on land, labour and capital is key. This video looks at the approaches taken by a wool farm and a beef farm towards these three factors of production. Featuring insight from...Show More
The Role of Government

The Role of Government

The Economics of Agriculture

Government’s role in agriculture aims to ensure that there are consistent standards of safety, ethical practice, and financial stability across the sector. This video spotlights the impact of levies, tariffs, taxation and other legislation on...Show More
The Laws of Supply and Demand

The Laws of Supply and Demand

The Economics of Agriculture

The laws of supply and demand can be manipulated to the benefit or detriment of a business, including in agricultural contexts. This video explores the laws of demand and supply and the scarcity principle in relation to wool and beef. Featuring...Show More
Agricultural Markets

Agricultural Markets

The Economics of Agriculture

As in all international markets, the price of agricultural goods is determined by their supply and demand. Spotlighting wool and beef markets, this video discusses domestic and international markets, value adding and economic disruption and...Show More
Sustainable Cattle Feeding

Sustainable Cattle Feeding

Agriculture and the Triple Bottom Line

A triple bottom line approach that incorporates social and environmental responsibility can help businesses sustain their financial success in the long term. This video looks at sustainability in relation to feeding cattle for the dairy and beef...Show More
Triple Bottom Line in Action: Wattle Park Merino Wool Farm

Triple Bottom Line in Action: Wattle Park Merino Wool Farm

Agriculture and the Triple Bottom Line

A successful triple bottom line approach allows farmers to balance their environmental, social and financial goals. This video looks at sustainability and social responsibility on the Wattle Park wool farm in Mooralla, with insight from wool...Show More
What Makes a Sustainable Agriculture Business?

What Makes a Sustainable Agriculture Business?

Agriculture and the Triple Bottom Line

A sustainable business approach that considers people, planet and profit can be particularly important in the agricultural sector. This video introduces the idea of the triple bottom line, how it applies to agricultural businesses and its...Show More
The Challenges of New Technologies

The Challenges of New Technologies

Agriculture and Technology

For many new agricultural technologies, feasibility issues need to be considered before they can be adopted by farmers and businesses. This video explains why scientific verification and practical adoption of technology are both important and...Show More
Impact of New Technologies

Impact of New Technologies

Agriculture and Technology

New technologies in the agricultural industry can have environmental, social and economic impacts. This video explores the technology that targets methane emissions, how fruit yield and quality can lead to greater profitability and how commercial...Show More
Defining the Problem

Defining the Problem

Agriculture and Technology

Agricultural processes have a large-scale impact on natural resources and ecosystems and many businesses are turning to technology to help. This video introduces some issues that agricultural technologies aim to address, including water scarcity,...Show More
Developing Technological Solutions

Developing Technological Solutions

Agriculture and Technology

Before agricultural technologies can be adopted by businesses, they need to be thoroughly tested and evaluated. This video looks at the techniques and systems researchers use to collect and evaluate data, such as internet-connected sensors and...Show More
Scientific Research, Technology and the Environment

Scientific Research, Technology and the Environment

Environmental Systems

While ecosystems face increasing pressure from human activity, science plays a critical role in controlling and minimising harmful effects. This clip explores the role of science and technology in identifying impacts on ecosystems and finding...Show More
Ecosystems: Energy and Matter

Ecosystems: Energy and Matter

Environmental Systems

Every organism lives in an ecosystem. This clip defines and looks at different types of ecosystems, and explores two critical processes that go on within them – energy flow and the cycling of matter. It is ideal for middle to upper level...Show More
Human Impact on Ecosystems

Human Impact on Ecosystems

Environmental Systems

Humans have caused massive changes to the natural balance of ecosystems around the globe. This clip examines some of the most dramatic and destructive ways in which people have impacted ecosystems – covering climate change, pollution,...Show More
Biogeochemical Cycles

Biogeochemical Cycles

Environmental Systems

Our planet has four spheres – the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. This clip provides an overview of vital biogeochemical cycles that occur across the four spheres, including the nitrogen, phosphorous, water, and carbon...Show More
Eat, Grow, Love

Eat, Grow, Love

We often ask ourselves, how can I contribute to a more sustainable society? What’s the best thing I can be doing? Eat, Grow, Love travels across the globe to find that permaculture could well hold some of the answers. Six individuals living in...Show More
Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclones

Weather Hazards

Tropical cyclones, also called hurricanes and typhoons, cause catastrophic damage when they strike land. When a cyclone’s fury unleashes on population centres, death, injury and wholesale destruction follow. This programme explores the life...Show More
The Impact of Tropical Cyclones

The Impact of Tropical Cyclones

Weather Hazards

Tropical cyclones devastate people, property and infrastructure. This programme outlines how cyclones are classified across the world, and then examines the impact of Hurricane Matthew on south-eastern USA and Haiti, in 2016. It compares the...Show More
The Great Barrier Reef: A Natural Wonder

The Great Barrier Reef: A Natural Wonder

Ecosystems

Australia is home to one of the world’s largest, most complex and amazing ecosystems – the Great Barrier Reef. This video explores the reef’s biotic and abiotic features, including coral formation and how changes in abiotic factors affect...Show More
The Great Barrier Reef: Coral, Carbon and Climate Change

The Great Barrier Reef: Coral, Carbon and Climate Change

Ecosystems

The future of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most significant marine environments, is under threat due to modern industry and agriculture. Featuring interviews with reef experts, including the director of the GBR Marine Park...Show More
Water around the World

Water around the World

Water Supply and Management

Clean water is essential for human existence. However, international requirements are not met by the available supply. This programme examines rising global water demand and some of the serious issues with inadequate and/or contaminated water...Show More
Plants

Plants

What distinguishes plants from other living beings? Why are there so many diverse plants? What is photosynthesis? In this video we will approach the world of plants in order to respond to all of these questions. We will learn about different...Show More
Sustainable Management

Sustainable Management

Tropical Rainforests

Ecuador needs to exploit the Amazon's resources to develop. Leaving it untouched is not an option. This programme looks at the challenges of achieving sustainable management in the Amazon. It explores the political and economic factors that...Show More
Threats and Challenges

Threats and Challenges

Tropical Rainforests

Follow a indigenous environmental campaigner as he introduces you to his rainforest world and explores the threats facing it. This title considers the value of rainforests, both locally and globally in terms of their goods and services. It then...Show More
The Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem

The Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem

Tropical Rainforests

Let a drone take you on a visual journey through the extraordinary biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest, providing fantastic examples of adaptation, stratification and competition. From the forest floor to way up in the canopy, this title...Show More