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CLIMATE CHANGE

FOOD PRODUCTION
YEAR 9 GEOGRAPHY




RECAP: FOOD SECURITY
C L I M AT E C H A N G E
FOOD PRODUCTION
E F F E C T S O F C L I M AT E
CHANGE OF FOOD
PRODUCTION

FOOD SECURIT Y
W H AT I S I T ?
DEFINITION - EFFECTS HOW CAN WE ENSURE FOOD SECURITY

FOOD SECURITY
~GROUP BRAINSTORM~
1) Definition
2) What effects food security?
– What threats are there?
– 4-5points

3) How can we ensure food security?

What can help?

– 4-5points

Write these on the board (group definition, best 2 points of #2
& #3)
- no repeats

- 7mins

FOOD SECURITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE PHILIPPINES

• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN-ZnY61_C8 (Oxfam, 1min 50sec)

Most important threat
Food
here
Security
threats…
Second most important
Second most important
threats here

threats here

Next most important
threats here

Lower level
threats here

Least important threats
here

1)Do you own diamond
ranking chart
2)Discuss with person
next to you
3)Class discussion –

FOOD
PRODUCTION
TYPES OF FOOD
WHERE? HOW?
FA I R D I S T R I B U T I O N W O R L D W I D E ?

TASK

IDENTIFY, LOCATE, DESCRIBE, EXPLAIN
1) Write down three different types of foods
(e.g. watermelon, rice, lamb)
2) Find out where the food is produced (locate
it).
Describe where this is.
3) Research and explain how it is produced/
farmed (4+ sentences).
**in your own words** **10-15mins**

CLIMATE CHANGE
W H AT D O W E K N O W A B O U T I T ?
W H AT A R E S O M E I M PA C T S ?

CLIMATE CHANGE

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
EXTREME WEATHER
EVENTS
• Floods
• Droughts

GROWING CONDITIONS
• Rainfall amount
PEST INVASION

Locusts & insects

• Storms

Mice

Increasing extent

• Greater frequency

Greater frequency

And…?

• And…?

• Rainfall distribution
• Changes in
temperature
• Soil moisture
changes (more wet,
more dry)
• And…?

How do these types of things relate to food
production?

REVISIT YOUR TASK

IDENTIFY, LOCATE, DESCRIBE, EXPLAIN
1) Write down three different types of foods
(e.g. watermelon, rice, lamb)
2) Find out where the food is produced (locate it).
Describe where this is.
3) Research and explain how it is produced/farmed (4+
sentences).

How does climate change potentially effect the
production of food you’ve researched?

TAKING IT FURTHER…
You will be assigned a state/territory of Australia

1) What types of food do we produce in our state or territory?
2) Is this food consumed only in Australia or is it exported to other parts of the world?
3) Why is this food produced here? What features of our environment and climate make this a good
place to produce this food? 
4) How important do you think the food growing in your state or territory is to the local or national
economy? 
Use the following questions to guide your research around food security and climate change in the
states or territories you are investigating:
5) What are the potential climate change impacts to your state or territory? 
6) What are the potential climate change impacts to the state or territory you have been assigned?
7) How do these two regions compare in terms of climate change impacts? 
8) What are the potential risks to food production in your state or territory?
9) What are the potential risks to food production in the state or territory you have been assigned?
10) How do these two regions compare in terms of food security risks?
11) You should also attempt to answer at least one of the following questions:
12) How might the potential climate change impacts in the state or territory that you looked at affect the
whole of the country?
13) How might the potential climate change impacts in the state or territory that you looked at affect the
globe?

TAKING IT FURTHER…AGAIN!
1) What do you think are the threats to food security in the state or territory
you looked at? 
 
2) On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) how secure do
you think food production is in your state or territory? Explain: 
3) On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) how secure do
you think the food production is in the state or territory that you looked at?
Explain: 

“FEEDING 9 BILLION PEOPLE”
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYq2elstFWQ

AND GOING FURTHER…YET AGAIN!
Pretend you are a food producer somewhere within Australia and take on the
persona.
1) Write down where you live & what kind(s) of food you produce.
2) What pressures are you currently facing? Where is the pressure coming from?
(government? Environmental? Education?)
3) Describe how food production has changed for you over the past 20-30 years.
Include:
a) What positives have you seen?
b) What negatives have you seen?
c) What opportunities do you foresee?

4) You love producing food and working on the land.
The direction you are considering taking in the future is…….
You will be doing this because…….