Sustainable Farming Practices in Indonesia

Sustainable Farming Practices in Indonesia

Lesson 7 of 11 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will understand Indonesia’s farming practices and how environmental changes are having significant effects on world supplies. They will compare other countries' farming practices and decide whether they think adopting regenerative farming practices might be beneficial.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand Indonesia’s farming practices and the challenges they are facing
  • understand the agricultural processes of other countries around the world
  • recognise the key elements of regenerative farming and explore whether adopting regenerative farming practices may help Indonesia and other countries around the world in their food production.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • critique the pros and cons of adopting regenerative farming practices in Indonesia and around the globe to aid in the production of food.

Lesson guides and printables

Teacher Content Information
Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet
Article - Climate Change Indonesia
Article - Indonesian Rice and Coffee Market
Article - Modern Agriculture

Lesson details


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • collaboration
  • communication
  • global citizenship
  • intercultural understanding

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions - Geography Year 9

Students learn to:

  • understand the challenges to sustainable food production and food security in Australia and appropriate management strategies (AC9HG9K04)
  • understand the environmental, economic and technological factors that impact agricultural productivity, in Australia and a country in Asia (AC9HG9K03)

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability

Relevant parts of Year 9 Geography achievement standards:

Students analyse the interconnections between people and places and environments. Students analyse strategies to address a geographical phenomenon or challenge using environmental, social or economic criteria.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 2: Zero Poverty

Target 2.4: By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

UN SDG 15: Life on land

Target 15.3: By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world.

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Additional Info

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low - teacher will need to set up a world map for the class (e.g. here) and facilitate basic discussions and keep students on task.

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This lesson has been developed with the support of the Macdoch Foundation.'s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

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