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Agricultural Technology : Grade 12
Albert van Zyl
Agricultural Technology focuses on technology used in agriculture. The subject covers the knowledge of how processes, tools, equipment, structures and skills are utilized by farmers, to cultivate agricultural land and produce food and products, through various production processes, thus sustaining and maintaining quality of life and increasing economic, aesthetic and sound cultural values. In Agricultural Technology, learners will understand the social contribution of the subject; identify and solve technological problems in an agricultural environment using critical, innovative and creative thinking, in order to develop the creative potential of learners; communicate effectively using verbal and written communication in the subject; organize and manage activities responsibly and effectively collect, analyse, organize, critically evaluate and present information; use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility and accountability towards the environment and the rights and health of others; show an understanding of the relevant indigenous knowledge, values and attitudes which relate to the subject. Learners will be prepared for various career pathways and additional education and training opportunities by applying knowledge and skills of Agricultural Technology in various farming related contexts and developing entrepreneurial skills.
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