2.5 million people on the brink of famine in South Sudan, 2015

2.5 million people on the brink of famine in South Sudan, 2015

How can we ensure that everyone in the world has enough food to eat? Brainstorm 5 ideas and be ready to share them with the class.

 

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Why is malnourishment a problem for economic development in the long term?

Note the 5 issues explained in this video. Add a diagram to explain each point.

 

Explore the Care organisation's website. What is the history of the organisation? Where in the world are they currently supplying food aid?

 

food aid quiz

Learn the definitions using the flashcards then test yourself. You need 75% to continue. Post a screenshot of your result to Showbie.

 

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Green Revolution Tasks

  1. Watch and make notes on the video using the writing frame.
  2. Create something that explains the Green Revolution and its advantages and disadvantages then post it to Showbie e.g:
    • Write a paragraph
    • Powerpoint slides
    • Video journal
  3. Complete the Green Revolution quiz and post your results to Showbie.

 

 

Advantages

  • Yields are twice to four times greater than for traditional varieties.
  • The shorter growing season has allowed the introduction of an extra crop in some areas.
  • Farming incomes have increased, allowing the purchase of machinery, better seeds, fertilisers and pesticides.
  • The diet of rural communities is now more varied.
  • Local infrastructure has been upgraded to accommodate a stronger market approach.
  • Employment has been created in industries supplying farms with inputs.
  • Higher returns have justified a significant increase in irrigation.

Disadvantages

  • High inputs of fertiliser and pesticide are required to optimise production. This is costly in both economic and environmental terms. In some areas rural indebtedness has risen sharply.
  • HYVs require more weed control and are often more susceptible to pests and diseases.
  • Middle and higher-income farmers have often benefited much more than the majority on low incomes, thus widening the income gap in rural communities. Increased rural-to-urban migration has often been the result.
  • Mechanisation has increased rural unemployment.
  • Some HYVs have an inferior taste.
  • The problem of salinisation has increased along with the expansion of the irrigated area.
 

The Green Revolution Quiz

Learn the definitions using the flashcards then test yourself. You need 75% to continue. Post a screenshot of your result to Showbie.

 
 

review

How would you solve a problem of food shortages in South Sudan? Which option(s) would you choose and why? Discuss and share your ideas.

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