005 - Addressing Imbalances

Syllabus Point

Evaluate (AO3) the relative importance of food aid, free trade and fair trade in alleviating food shortages.

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Key Terminology

Define the words above using the 'Command Word' posters in the classroom, the 'Geography Course Companion' text book by Cooke and Nagle and the links provided.

Activity One - Watch

Activity Two - Investigate

  1. Individually investigate each of the different methods that can be used to alleviate food shortages. What are they? In what ways can they alleviate poverty? Remember examples or case studies are vital in Geography.
        • Food Aid
        • Free Trade
        • Fair Trade
  2. After the investigation you will be put into three groups who will then develop a presentation (no more than 5 minutes) that will attempt to convince the other two teams that their method of alleviating food shortages is the most successful.
  3. Present your views to the group. As you present your arguments to the group - each team will add extra points to their notes.
  4. After the presentation there will be a chance to question the views of each team.


General Article on Food shortages

Food Aid

Free Trade

Fair Trade

Exam Style Question

To what extent can free trade alleviate food shortages? (10 marks)