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Exploring sustainable practices in food and fibre production (Video and worksheet)

Exploring sustainable practices in food and fibre production (Video and worksheet)

This video is about forestry and the sustainable management of the industry.

Video in review: Linda Madden is the Harvesting Manager from Green Triangle Forest Products, SA. With forestry, trees are managed over a much larger time period than cattle or sheep farming. Thinning and different technologies are used to manage plantations. High value products will be processed domestically and pulp woodchips (lower value) will be processed overseas.

Many companies are looking to value add. E.g. Toilet paper production – using the fibres, from imported products, using technology and machinery and recycling waste from the factory.

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https://www.primezone.edu.au/resources/pdf/Video- Exploring susainable practices in food and fibre production_answers.pdf

Keywords

forest, forestry, fibre, value adding, trees, management, plantation, pulp, woodchips, paper, technology, PIEFA resource, worksheets