Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife.

Agro-industrialisation or industrial agriculture is the form of modern farming that refers to the industrialised production of livestock, poultry, fish and crops. 

 

 
 

reading

  1. Read pp 92-94 HL Book (Guinness).
  2. List the characteristics of this type of farming (p 92).
  3. Name 3 global areas where agro-industrialisation occurs (p 93)
  4. Read pp 94-97 HL Book (Guinness)
  5. List the main environmental impacts of agro-industrialisation.
 
 

CASE STUDY - PALM OIL IN INDONESIA

 
An oil palm plantation in Sabah province, Borneo.

An oil palm plantation in Sabah province, Borneo.

Palm oil fruit is harvested in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

Palm oil fruit is harvested in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

 
 

why is palm oil found in so many products?

Click on the image and find out why palm oil is used in different products

Click on the image and find out why palm oil is used in different products

 
 

international production and consumption of palm oil

  1. Describe the global supply and demand of palm oil. Your answer should be in the form of a short paragraph and contain named places and data
 
 

environmental impacts of palm oil

 
 

PRACTICE EXAM QUESTION