5. the geopolitics of food supplyPresentation Transcript
The Geopolitics of Food supply Objectives
To understand the concept of Geopolitics
To understand and consider how Geopolitics affects food supply
To consider the merits of free trade and food security
On a world map plot the main geographic world flows of food – page 205 What governs and controls these flows?
Think of examples of Geopolitics around the definition – one must be about food supply Geopolitics – the way in which geography, demography, economics and the distribution of resources interrelate with the politics of nations and the relationships between nations
Some things that count as Geopolitics Wars Neighbours Sanctions Trading blocks Trading regulations and laws
Free Trade and food security Look again at pages 207 to 209 How do the globalisation and free trade of food stuffs work in theory? What is protectionism and how does it affect free trade and globalisation? Who are the World Trade Organisation and what role do they play in the Geopolitics of food production? (www.wto.org) Complete the table on the Millennium Development Goals How does Food security fit into these goals?
Evaluation of the MDGs "Looking ahead to 2015 and beyond, there is no question that we can achieve the overarching goal: we can put an end to poverty. In almost all instances, experience has demonstrated the validity of earlier agreements on the way forward; in other words, we know what to do. But it requires an unswerving, collective, long-term effort." United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The dollar a day dress Whilst watching the DVD record The places under study How the global trade system affects the rich and the poor How food and agricultural supply are affected by the global trade and geopolitical system The impacts upon – MEDCs, LEDCs and individuals
Review List all of the groups who could possibly affect global food supply. Rank the importance of those groups in terms of their impact upon the supply of food.