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The aims of this section are that students will:

  • have an appreciation of the wide range of factors that affects farming in a given area.
  • realise that farmers have to make balanced decisions in order to ensure that farming is sustainably managed.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section the students will be able to:

  • Recognise that the nature of farming varies through time and space.
  • Understand sustainability in the context of farming.
  • Recognise some major landmarks and appreciate that in the Mourne area there are a range of economic activities carried out.
  • Locate the Mournes and surrounding settlements within County Down and Northern Ireland.
  • Understand the basic principles behind rain forming processes.
  • Use and interpret temperature/ rainfall graphs.
  • Understand that acidic soils are a consequence of a range of factors.
  • Realise that a farmer must make decisions regarding the type of farming practised based on physical and human considerations.
  • Appreciate that attitudes to farming change through time.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different points of view of interested bodies and agencies.
  • Show an appreciation of the decisions that have to be made from a sustainable point of view in order to meet current needs, and protect the needs of future generations.

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