Agriculture for Food Security - Class XI Resources

The following list of online resources are provided as a sample of curated resources. New resources shall be added as we come across interesting and relevant online materials.

1. Soil Types

Description: Online article, textbooks, or webpage that provides scientific description on the types of soil based on their characteristics. 

Core Concepts: Types of soil based on the characteristics or properties.

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2. Soil Properties (Physical and Chemical Properties)

Description: Online article, textbooks, or webpages that provides explanation on physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil. 

Core Concepts: Physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil.

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3. Primary and Secondary Nutrition for Plants

Description: Textbook (REC), webpages, and video that provides accounts on primary and secondary nutrients  required by  plants. 

Core Concepts: Soil nutrients.

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4. Soil Conservation Techniques

Description: Webpages, video, and textbook on soil management and soil conservation techniques to impede the effect of soil erosion, loss of nutrients, etc. 

Core Concepts: Management of soil.

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5. Crops of Bhutan as per Bhutan's Agro-ecological Zones

Description: Webpages, online pieces, and textbook that contains agro-ecological zones of Bhutan (map) with the  corresponding crop cultivation across the zones.

Core Concepts: Agro-ecological zones of Bhutan.

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6. Food Crops of Bhutan

Description: Technical reports and textbook that provide insight on to the food crops of Bhutan. 

Core Concepts: Food crops of Bhutan.

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7. Cropping System in Bhutan

Description: Technical reports and textbook that provide insight onto cropping system in Bhutan. 

Core Concepts: Cropping System in Bhutan.

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8. Cultivation Practices of Rice

Description: Technical report and textbook that provide scientific explanation on cultivation practices of rice. 

Core Concepts: Production practices of  rice and maize.

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9. Cultivation Practices of Maize

Description: Technical report and textbook that provide scientific explanation on cultivation practices of maize.  

Core Concepts: Production practices of  rice and maize.

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10. Starting a Fish Farming (pisciculture)

Description: Technical report and textbook that provides insight onto the accounts or practices of carrying out fish farming or pisciculture. 

Core Concepts: Practices of fish farming.

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11. Development of Pasture Land and Growing Fodder Crops

Description: Textbook and newspaper article on the development practices of pasture and fodder crops. 

Core Concepts: Pasture and fodder crops. 

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12. Fodder Species (Trees, Grasses, and Herbs)

Description: Textbook, journal articles, technical reports, and online pieces that provides insight on fodder species (exotic and native fodder trees, grasses, and herbs). 

Core Concepts:  Fodder crops (trees, herbs, and grasses). 

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13. Sustainable Agriculture Practices

Description: Textbook, journal articles, technical reports, and online pieces that provides insight on sustainable agriculture practices, the status of sustainable agriculture practices in Bhutan and across the world, and practices of sustainable agriculture practices in Bhutan and across the world. 

Core Concepts:  Sustainable agriculture practices. 

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14. Climate Change and Agriculture Practices in Bhutan

Description: Textbook, journal articles, technical reports, and online pieces that provides insight on climate change and agriculture practices. 

Core Concepts:  Climate change and agriculture practices. 

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15. Climate Resilient Agriculture Practices in Bhutan

Description: Textbook, journal articles, technical reports, and online pieces that provides insight on climate change and climate resilient agriculture practices practiced across the world and in Bhutan. 

Core Concepts:  Climate change and agriculture practices. 

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16. Plant and Animal Breeding

Description: Webpage, textbook, and online article that give scientific explanation  on plant and animal breeding. 

Core Concepts: Plant and animal breeding.

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17. Genetic Engineering/Recombinant DNA Technology

Description: Journal articles, webpages, or online pieces that offer scientific insight onto how genetic engineering or recombinant DNA technology (rDNA Technology) is carried out, applications of rDNA technology, and biological and ethical concerns of rDNA technology. 

Core Concepts: Manipulation of the genetic make-up/genotype/genome of the organism.

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18. Hybridisation (Intermingling of genes of related species)

Description: Webpages, technical reports, or online pieces that offer scientific insight onto how hybridisation, prospects of hybridisation in agriculture, and improved verities of crops (hybrids) released in Bhutan. 

Core Concepts: Manipulation of the genetic make-up/genotype/genome of the organism.

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19. Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Description: Webpages or newspaper article that provide scientific explanation on hydroponics and aquaponics. 

Core Concepts: Hydroponics and aquaponics.

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