Video Food production in the Murray-Darling Basin

TLF ID M019576

This thirteen and a half minute video highlights the importance of food and fibre production in the Murray Darling Basin. It explores the perspective of the farm families involved in both irrigated and dryland farming and explains how their products are distributed to local, national and global markets. This video also covers the economic, cultural and spiritual value of water to the people that live in the Murray Darling Basin and the challenge of sustainably managing water resources in farming systems.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is highly valuable because it is relevant to the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand in the years 7 and 9 geography curricula. The video explains the challenges of food production and the factors that affect crop yields. It also explores the interconnectedness of food production, distribution and service industries.
  • This resource is valuable because of its relevance to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority in that it shows how the sustainable management of farming enterprises is dependent on the interaction between social, economic and ecological systems.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Murray Darling Assocation
  • Organization: Murray Darling Assocation
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Publisher
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • Copyright 2014 MDA. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY licence