Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Climate Change and Food Security in Africa

A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about suitable climatic conditions for a crop and to determine how climate change may affect food production (specifically, cocoa production).

In this activity, students will learn about the relationship between climate change and food production through the case study of cocoa production in Africa. They will explore the topic in detail by creating maps using the ArcGIS Online tool.

Use this tool to help students find answers to:

  1. Discuss the possible effects of climate change on cocoa production in Africa.
  2. What is the impact of cocoa production on West African landscapes?

About the tool:

Tool Name Climate Change and Food Security
Discipline Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geography
Topic(s) in Discipline Food Security, Agriculture, Climate Change and Food Security, Cocoa Production in Africa
Climate Topic • Climate and the Anthroposphere

• Climate and Food

• Climate Change and Food Security

• Climate Change and Agriculture

Type of Tool Classroom/Laboratory activity
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Africa
Language English
Developed by Compiled by Russanne Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies; Rebecca Boger, Brooklyn College; and Amy E. Potter, Armstrong State University
Hosted at InTeGrate at Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Access Online
Computer Skills Intermediate



%d bloggers like this: