005 - Food Insecurity

Factual Question

What is food insecurity?

What is food aid?

Debatable Question

The gift of food aid always has a negative impact. Discuss

Key Terminology

  • Food Insecurity
  • Famine
  • Food Aid

You will define the words above throughout the lesson but if you are still unsure of their meaning the links below will help you.

Activity One - Discuss

  1. Define the words in the key terminology box.
  2. Where in the world do people suffer from food insecurity? Why?
Food Security Index 2011 by Maplecroft

Activity Two - Watch and Note Taking

  • How has the video impacted your views concerning people who suffer from food insecurity?
  1. There are four key stages of food insecurity. Go through the PowerPoint slides and make notes on the different stages.

Activity Three - Food Aid

  1. What is food aid?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of food aid?

Example of corruption surrounding food aid in Somalia.

3. Read the article ´Food Aid - Global Issues´ and complete the table below.

Activity Four - Newspaper

  1. Write a newspaper report outlining the issues of hunger from a country of your choice. The newspaper will need to include the following points:
      • the geographic causes of hunger - social, economic, environmental and political factors (SEEP).
      • the stage of food insecurity the country is in.
      • the impact of hunger - SEEP
      • an evaluation of the aid that is given.
      • suggestions of how to solve the issue of hunger

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How Will I be Assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Criterion C: Communicating

Criterion D: Thinking Critically