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    • 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.