5. the geopolitics of food supply

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5. the geopolitics of food supply

  1. 1. The Geopolitics of Food supply<br />Objectives<br /><ul><li>To understand the concept of Geopolitics
  2. 2. To understand and consider how Geopolitics affects food supply
  3. 3. To consider the merits of free trade and food security</li></li></ul><li>On a world map plot the main geographic world flows of food – page 205<br />What governs and controls these flows?<br />
  4. 4. Think of examples of Geopolitics around the definition – one must be about food supply<br />Geopolitics – the way in which geography, demography, economics and the distribution of resources interrelate with the politics of nations and the relationships between nations<br />
  5. 5. Some things that count as Geopolitics<br />Wars<br />Neighbours<br />Sanctions<br />Trading blocks<br />Trading regulations and laws<br />
  6. 6. Free Trade and food security<br />Look again at pages 207 to 209<br />How do the globalisation and free trade of food stuffs work in theory?<br />What is protectionism and how does it affect free trade and globalisation?<br />Who are the World Trade Organisation and what role do they play in the Geopolitics of food production? (www.wto.org)<br />Complete the table on the Millennium Development Goals<br />How does Food security fit into these goals?<br />
  7. 7. Evaluation of the MDGs<br />"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.<br />
  8. 8. The dollar a day dress<br />Whilst watching the DVD record<br />The places under study<br />How the global trade system affects the rich and the poor<br />How food and agricultural supply are affected by the global trade and geopolitical system<br />The impacts upon – MEDCs, LEDCs and individuals<br />
  9. 9. Review<br />List all of the groups who could possibly affect global food supply.<br />Rank the importance of those groups in terms of their impact upon the supply of food.<br />

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