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Key Question 1.1: What is the global pattern of food consumption?

Global content if low calorie intake.
Pattern of high consumption

Food Supply: The Issues.
There is enough food in the world for everyone but the distribution is unbalanced.
In 2006 around 850 million people lived with food…

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Case Study: Kenya

Location: Wajir, Kenya
Key Facts on the Famine:
Enough food is grown in Kenya to feed all 33 million people.
20 000 cattle were taken to the neighbouring country of Uganda by 3000 farmers in 2006 as the
dry drought affected land had no nutritious…

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Scale of Obesity and Consequences:
Case Study: America

100 million people are overweight.
More than 60% of them are adults.
Since 1980 the amount of obesity has doubled.
Twice as many children are now obese.
Mississippi classed the fattest state as 1 in 4 people are overweight.
Obesity…

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Key Question 1.2: What factors promote or hinder food production?
Physical ­ e.g. Relief and Fertility of Soil.
Economic ­ e.g. .Equipment and Price of Seeds.
Political ­ e.g. Farming Methods.
Technological ­ e.g. EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)


Malthus's Theory on Food Production over time.

He argued…

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Factors that affect farming decisions, especially what type of farm they will be.




Economic Factors that Hinder or Promote Food Production:

Supermarkets and how they hinder food production. 4 Large Supermarkets control 80% of food
retail.

Large supermarkets put in orders at British farms; with this business comes…

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Technological Factors that are enforced to promote food production.

Case Study: Kedah State, Malaysia.

Malaysia is a developing country with majority of the rural population working as farmers on rice
paddies. This was due to the farming techniques being changed from Peasant Subsistence agriculture
to Peasant commercial agriculture.…

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Political Factors affecting Food Production:

Pre 1949 food industry > Most of the farming was done manually and so it was mainly labour
intensive and not capital intensive. Cultivation was manual through the use of oxen.
Land was arable and so crops were mainly grown there with livestock…

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EU CAP: EUROPEAN UNION COMMON AGRIGCULTURAL POLICY.

Was introduced in 1963 to achieve the following goals:
To increase agricultural productivity
To insure a fair standard of living for those employed in agriculture.
Stabilise agricultural markets
Guarantee regular supply
To ensure that food supplies are available to consumers at…

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CAP reform 2003:

In 2003 decoupling was introduced, this is where the link between subsidies and production
was broken, this was by providing subsidies by the amount of land a farmer has rather than
what they produce and so they would supply for demand and not over supply.…

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Management: Crop Rotation: Rotation of type of crop grown on one piece of land and so the same
minerals aren't consistently being drawn from the soil.
Key Question 1.3: Can Food production be increased sustainably?
Content:
Hydroponics and Aeroponics, The Blue Revolution, Genetic Modification, The Second Green
Revolution…

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Former Member

cheers mate, this is amazing

georgina23

These are great notes, thank you!!

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