5.2 Terrestrial food production systems and food choices

Land for food production can be, but sometimes isn’t, used sustainably and there are a range of factors that influence the extent of this.

Around the world the suitability of land for food production differs and this can lead to conflict between groups of people.


1Farming systems and sustainability
2Sustainability in food production
3Food production systems case studies
4Food choices in societies
5Increasing sustainability in food production
Chapter Workbook
Vocabulary Sheet

  • Use secondary data to evaluate the relative environmental impacts of two named food production systems.

Full PSOW here.

Essay Task

“Compare the sustainability of a named commercial farming system and a named subsistence farming system.” [9 marks]

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Google Docs 5.2 essay

Open the link and make a copy to your own drive. The doc can easily be shared as an “Assignment” on Google Classroom.

A markbands rubric designed for Google Classroom is available here.