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Economics and Business
This learning sequence explores the food and fibre trade connections between Australia and the countries of Asia.
Dairy cows in a pen
Watch the story from The Food Quarter video on the local and global demand for Australian dairy products (Episode posted Wed 12 Feb 2014 – 4.43). Answer the following questions:
- What are some of the problems with the local dairy market in NSW?
- What do the economic analysts recommend?
- Why is there now a demand for these products in China?
Webquest challenge – Food or fibre export case study
Tea growing on a plantation
Choose a food or fibre product that is being produced in Australia for the Asian market. Possible examples include: green tea for Japan, wheat for Japanese udon noodles, cotton seed for China or canola oil for India. This could be a partner activity.
- Research your product and then describe the product and identify the features consumers in the target country require.
- How has the Australian producer and/or business responded to the demand for your product?
- Use ICT presentation software such as Prezi to present your findings.
- Watch the Landline episode Export oriented.
- Vince Pinneri, the Managing Director of SPC Ardmona, describes the advantage of Australian products as being ‘clean and green’ – what does this mean and was this true for your case study?
- Predict whether you think Australian food and fibre producers and businesses can continue to respond to consumer demand opportunities from countries in the Asian region.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Learning area: Economics and Business
Year level: Year 8
Content description: Types of businesses and the ways that businesses respond to opportunities in Australia (ACHEK030)
Cross-curriculum priority: Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia
OI.2 Interrelationships between humans and the diverse environments in Asia shape the region and have global implications.
OI.7 Australians play a significant role in social, cultural, political and economic developments in the Asia region.
General capability: Intercultural understanding
Students will be involved in learning about and engaging with diverse cultures in ways that recognise commonalities and differences, create connections with others and cultivate mutual respect.
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