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Arable Land and Food Production<< Back to All
If a country has abundant arable land, does that mean it has high agricultural yield? What factors contribute to the productivity of the arable land? With world population exceeding 7 billion and increasing fast, food production is an essential issue. In this data-rich lesson, students will investigate how arable land, agricultural land, productivity and yield are distinct, inter-related concepts.
Student worksheet, Computers with Internet access
- Students will visualize trends in population, arable land, and cereal yields.
- Students will read analytically to develop clear understanding.
- Students will describe how clear definitions are crucial to understanding data sets.
- Students will collect data, develop hypotheses, and draw inferences.
Arable land, cereal crop yield