helps students understand the various aspects of food security, and the challenges faced in food security and agriculture at different locations across the world. The activities explore the two-way relationship between agriculture and climate: the impact of food production on the climate, and the possible effects of climate change on agricultural production through location-specific examples.

Thus, the use of this lesson plan allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences.

Grade Level: High School
Discipline: Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline: Food Security, Agriculture, Climate Change and Food Security, Climate and the Food System, Climate Change and Agriculture
Climate Topic : Climate and Food, Climate Change and Food Security, Climate Change and Agriculture
Location: Global, Africa
Languages: English
Access: Online (some material can be downloaded for offline use)

Learning outcomes

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

define food security

  • identify the climate-related factors that affect food production and crop yield
  • discuss how crop production may cause climate change
  • discuss how climate change may impact agriculture
  • propose actions that may reduce the footprint of the food system on climate change