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Global food issues are complex. While supplies have surpassed population growth, 821 million people still go to bed hungry every night.

This resource will help learners aged 7-11 to understand how global supply chains currently work; where our food comes from, and some of the challenges facing the small-scale farmers who produce it. Learners can also explore how to advocate for a fairer and more sustainable global food system.

  • Discuss the causes and consequences of being hungry
  • Investigate the contents of a supermarket bag
  • Discover the challenges for small-scale farmers in Malawi
  • Play a snakes and ladders game to explore how small-scale farmers are adapting
  • Make connections along the strawberry supply chain from Morocco to the UK
  • Use a simulation game to understand the global food system
  • Take action for a fairer food system

Also available for 11-14 years old.

These materials draw on ideas, content and activities from previous Oxfam education resources on food and farming. The previous materials have now been archived and removed from the Oxfam education website. Please get in touch if you are looking for a specific Oxfam resource and are no longer able to find it:

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