As an Undergraduate teacher of Biological Sciences or Agricultural Sciences, you can use this set of computer-based tools to teach about mulberry silkworm rearing, silk production, and the economic impact of climate change on the sericulture industry. This lesson plan will allow you to teach about the life cycle of the mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori and their artificial rearing for commercial silk production and its management.
As an Undergraduate teacher of Biological Sciences or Agricultural Sciences, you can use this set of computer-based tools to teach about the cultivation of mulberry plants as an important food source of the silkworm, Bombyx mori for the sericulture industry.
A video titled ‘Locust swarm threatens Somalia food crisis’ by AP Archive that discusses the threat of the recent desert locust outbreak to Somalia’s food and crop production. The video also discusses how the rapid maturing of the desert locust may lead to mass breeding and result in further migration to other regions of Africa. The video highlights the fact that since Somalia may already be vulnerable, the locust outbreak could cause additional stress and cause food insecurity.
Students will learn about the link between climate change, changing weather patterns, desert locusts breeding and migration, and food insecurity in Somalia. They will also learn about potential strategies to prevent future outbreaks. Students will further understand the need for international cooperation to tackle the situation.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss the impact of the desert locusts outbreak on agriculture and food security in Somalia.
- How has climate change caused changes in weather patterns in Somalia?
About the tool:
|Tool Name||Locust swarm threatens Somalia food crisis|
|Discipline||Social Sciences, Agricultural Sciences|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Locust Plague, Desert Locust, Food Security, Agriculture|
|Climate Topic||Climate Change and Food Security; Climate and Agriculture|
|Type of tool||Video (5 mins 15 secs)|
|Grade Level||High School, Undergraduate|
|Location||Africa, East Africa, Somalia|
|Developed by||AP Archive|