Our agricultural system is comprised of interconnected resources. The availability of these resources affects how much food we can produce. In this module, you will explore the resources that make up our agricultural system in order to answer the question: can we feed the growing population? Food production is faced with a growing number of challenges, including the availability of resources such as arable land, sunlight, rain and organic matter.
Throughout this module, you will explore land uses and soil quality through graphs of land use and crop production. You will run experiments with computational models to compare the effect of different management strategies on the land. By the end of the module you will be able to describe how humans can maintain and replenish important resources to be able to produce food long into the future.
This module contains five activities, each approximately 45 minutes long.