Geography KS3/KS4: How do UK farmers compete on the global market?

We meet UK farmers who tell us about the challenges of producing wheat.

A wet summer can ruin a harvest and global wheat prices fluctuate in response to supply and demand.

Recent innovations mean other parts of the world can produce wheat more cheaply than Britain and so farmers must do all they can to remain competitive.

Science, technology and plant breeding have increased output considerably and British wheat production has trebled but can they compete on the global market?

Teacher Notes

This clip ties in with the curriculum for KS4 Geography (AQA A Specification).

It could be used as case study material for the section on ‘Commercial Farming: Competition from the Global Market.’

The clip could also be used for other exam specifications and rural issue/agriculture schemes of work.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Agriculture or Geography.

This topic will support KS3 and BTEC/GCSE OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC KS4/GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 in Scotland.

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