002 - Variations in Food Consumption
Geographic Knowledge and Understanding
The physical and human processes that can lead to variations in food consumption.
Places hold varying degrees of power over the physical and human processes of food consumption.
- To have knowledge and understanding of the physical processes that impact food consumption.
- To have knowledge and understanding of the human processes that impact food consumption.
Activity One - Jigsaw(ish)
The factors that impact what farmers can actually grow go beyond the amount of water that a place may receive. Some countries are able to manipulate the more physical factors to grow the food that their population demands but others are not so lucky. The group is going to be divided into six teams to investigate a specific factor. For each factor you need to know how it influences farming and include examples of place. Once you have become the 'experts' you will teach the others in the class that information. The factors that we are going to focus on are:
- Climate - Temperature and Water
- Rock and Soil Type
- Economic Development
- Economic Influences such as cost of labour and cost of equipment
- Political Influences
Rock and Soil Types
Activity Two - Examples
For this task you are going to write a paragraph for each factor that can influence food consumption different places. It would also be good to describe how they could also help to address the imbalances of food production across the world.
- Amount of land used for food production
- High Yielding Crops
- Irrigation Systems
- Pesticides and Fertilisers
- Mechanical Technology
- Free Trade
- Fair Trade
- Food Aid
High Yielding Crops
Pesticides and Fertilisers
Exam Style Question
Using ONE of the factors in the infographic explain the influence that it has on the consumption of food. [4 marks]