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Objectives To understand the concept of Geopolitics To understand and consider how Geopolitics affects food supply To consider the merits of free trade.

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1 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

2 What governs and controls these flows?

3  Geopolitics – the way in which geography, demography, economics and the distribution of resources interrelate with the politics of nations and the relationships between nations

4  Wars  Neighbours  Sanctions  Trading blocks  Trading regulations and laws

5  Look again at pages 207 to How do the globalisation and free trade of food stuffs work in theory? 2. What is protectionism and how does it affect free trade and globalisation? 3. Who are the World Trade Organisation and what role do they play in the Geopolitics of food production? (www.wto.org)www.wto.org 4. Complete the table on the Millennium Development Goals 5. How does Food security fit into these goals?

6 Millennium Development Goal What is being doneHow it links to food supply and security Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Goal 4: Reduce child mortality Goal 5: Improve maternal health Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development " 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.

7  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

8  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.


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