Audio: Feeding The Planet

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An audio podcast by Jason Fields for the World Bank titled ‘Table for 10 Billion Podcast: How can the world feed itself as the planet heats up? that discusses the link between human-induced climate change and agriculture. This resource can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about food security or agriculture. The resource includes a discussion on how crops are adapting to rising temperatures thereby creating food insecurity in several parts of the world. This podcast also includes discussion on the decreasing quality of crops due to rising temperature and carbon dioxide levels. 

Students will learn about the effects of climate change on agriculture and crop production. They will also learn about how increasing temperatures have resulted in human adaptive techniques to ensure crop production. They will further learn about how this can create food insecurity and affect the quality of crop production.   

Use this tool to help your students find answers to: 

  1. Describe the link between climate change and agriculture
  2. How does climate change cause food insecurity?
  3. What are some of the measures humans are taking to ensure sustained crop production?

About the Tool 

Tool NameTable for 10 Billion Podcast: How can the world feed itself as the planet heats up?
DisciplineEnvironmental Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineClimate Change Overview, Agriculture, Food Insecurity
Climate Topic Climate and Agriculture, Climate and Food Security 
Type of tool Audio (24 mins 14 secs)
Grade LevelHigh School, Undergraduate
Developed byJason Fields
Hosted atThe World Bank
Computer SkillsBasic
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