World Food Crisis

Explore the causes and impact of the World Food Crisis and examine possible solutions.

International World Food Day on 16th October is an ideal time to start exploring what food means for people around the world, the differences in what we grow and eat and the cultural significance of foods.

Food is a topical subject. The rising cost of food and fuel is impacting on people all around the world and, sadly, we are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis - with up to 1 billion people at risk of hunger because of food shortages.

These curriculum-linked resources will help your students to explore all the issues around the World Food Crisis. 

If you or your learners would like to learn how we can all make a huge difference with small actions then we have provided a download to help you take things further. 


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