The aims of this section are that students will:
an appreciation of the wide range of factors that affects farming in
a given area.
that farmers have to make balanced decisions in order to ensure that
farming is sustainably managed.
By the end of this section the students will be able to:
that the nature of farming varies through time and space.
sustainability in the context of farming.
some major landmarks and appreciate that in the Mourne area there are
a range of economic activities carried out.
the Mournes and surrounding settlements within County Down and Northern
the basic principles behind rain forming processes.
and interpret temperature/ rainfall graphs.
that acidic soils are a consequence of a range of factors.
that a farmer must make decisions regarding the type of farming practised
based on physical and human considerations.
that attitudes to farming change through time.
an understanding of the different points of view of interested bodies
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.