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Teacher guide Growing Exotic Fruit - a niche farming enterprise

TLF ID M020814

This unit of work uses the operation of an small agribusiness to explore what it means to be a producer in a small scale business. The unit focuses on the operation of a real-life, exotic fruit farm in northern New South Wales from which fruits are sold to local markets. The units provides five inquiry-based activities that investigate: the role of consumers and producers; entrepreneurship; and business inputs and outputs. The final activity asks students to undertake a simple planing process to start up a hypothetical niche farming business. The unit's activities are supported by background information and online support resources for teachers, detailed tasks for students, and links to videos and websites. This unit is supported by a video of the same name in the collection.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource to support content descriptions in the Year 7 business and ecomonics subject in the context of agriculture and agribusiness in 21st century Australia, particularly in relation to concepts of market-driven small business.
  • The unit provides very useful inquiry activities for students to explore the requirements of creating a small business and highlights many of the contributing factors modern-day entrepreneurs need to consider.
  • The resource also provides some opportunities to explore concepts of sustainable food production as it is described in the food and fibre production sub-strands of the Design Technologies curriculum.
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Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Economics and business
  • Design and technologies

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  • © AgriFood Skills Australia 2016. Except where indicated otherwise, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license