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:
- Discuss the possible effects of climate change on cocoa production in Africa.
- 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|
|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|