Unit 3 - Using natural resources wisely

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Subject:
Social Sciences
Provider:
South African Institute for Distance Education
Collection:
OER Africa
Level:
Post-secondary
Abstract:

In this unit you will discover how to use these resources sustainably (wisely) not only in day-to-day living, but also when you design a food or other garden in your area. Why is this important? As the number of people increases, our footprint on the Earth becomes bigger and resources are coming under more pressure. Abuse of resources is causing major problems which, in turn, is impacting on our lives on many levels, including that of food security. When we reflect on how we use our natural resources at present and what we can do to use them more sustainably, one place that we can go to for answers is to the rich indigenous knowledge our ancestors passed on to us. They enjoyed food security, because they knew how to use their natural resources wisely. What did our ancestors for example know about managing water resources?

Course Type:
Learning Module
Language:
English
Material Type:
Readings
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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