008 - Food


Significant Concept

To have knowledge of food insecurity and to understand that aid can be controversial.

Key Terminology

            • Food Insecurity
            • Famine
            • Food Aid

Activity One - Discuss

  • Discuss the key terms above.
  • Where in the world do people suffer from food insecurity? Why?
Food Security Index 2011 by Maplecroft

Activity Two - Watch

  • How has the video impacted your views concerning people who suffer from food insecurity?

Activity Three - Food Aid

  1. There are four key stages of food insecurity. Go through the PowerPoint slides and make notes on the different stages.
  2. What is food aid?
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of food aid?
  4. Describe the example of corruption surrounding food aid in Somalia using the youtube clip below.
  5. Read the article ´Food Aid - Global Issues´ and complete the table below.

Activity Four - Case Study

  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.


You will be assessed using Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding and D: Communicating.