Why Farming Matters - Introduction

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Cow and Sheep

Food and farming are topics of great importance to all our lives but, even more significantly, they will involve challenges which children will have to face as they become the consumers, parents, politicians, leaders and thinkers of the future. They will be confronted with the challenge of feeding more than nine billion people on the planet by 2050.

These resources contains activities to encourage pupils to start investigating this fascinating area of work, to carry out research, to discuss issues in class and to start forming their own opinions.

Please select the most appropriate version for your requirements.

WFM booklet primary

Secondary Pack





Why Farming Matters to the South Downs

Why Farming Matters to the South Downs

The NFU has teamed up with FACE to produce the Why Farming Matters to the South Downs Education Pack (key stage 1 and 2). This free, full-colour download is packed with ideas for activities and signposts users to supporting resources online. The resource uses the South Downs National Park as its inspiration but much of the content is applicable to other parts of the country.

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