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Feeding The Planet


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 Tool
Tool Name Table for 10 Billion Podcast: How can the world feed itself as the planet heats up?
Discipline Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Overview, Agriculture, Food Insecurity
Climate Topic Climate Change and Food Security
Type of tool Audio (25 mins)
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Jason Fields
Hosted at The World Bank
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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