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Achievement Standard 91866 – Agribusiness 2.8

Conduct an inquiry into the use of organisms to meet future needs.

This achievement standard relates to achievement objective 7-2 Examine how scientific principles, concepts and knowledge are applied in agribusinesses to ensure present and future primary and secondary production.

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to be able to understand the importance of adapting, changing, manipulating and use of organisms to meet our future needs through the social inquiry process.

Context for learning

An example of a learning context would be to find out whether a manipulated organism has the potential to meet the future needs of New Zealanders by mitigating the impact an external factor has and to predict what the short and long term impacts of the use of this organism would be.  For example, student could conduct an inquiry into whether the use of dung beetles for effluent decomposition will meet New Zealand’s future needs for sustainable agricultural production. The inquiry would take into account the differing points of view, values and perspectives, whether dung beetles had the potential to improve the external influence and provided a prediction of the short and long term impacts of the introduction of this beetle to New Zealand’s pasture production.

Agribusiness knowledge, concepts, and content

Students are expected to demonstrate understanding of the following agribusiness knowledge, concepts, and content:

  • the inquiry process
  • different views, values and perspectives
  • New Zealand’s future need

Last updated December 15, 2017