People are considered food secure when they have availability and adequate access at all times to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization): information, videos, current events – all current and up to date.
World Food Programme: detailed information on hunger and malnutrition, including global statistics and a “hunger map”.
Kids can make a difference: videos and information showing how kids can make a difference and what they are doing in various countries to end poverty and hunger.
Oxfam Australia: excellent, detailed information for secondary students on global food production and food security.
Global Education: food security information and teaching activities for upper primary (Food for the World) and upper secondary (The Power of Food).
Food First: an organisation that works to end injustices that cause hunger through research, education and action. Lots of material for the teacher and students.
World Health Organisation: information and links around food security and nutrition.
CSIRO: highlights current research in agriculture (senior secondary).
World Vision: great information (use the search feature).
World Hunger Notes: quotes, information and events occurring at present. All is up to date and includes external links.
Australian Institute of Family Studies: food insecurity in Australia – what is it and who experiences it?
Caritas Australia: food security, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture are discussed, with a detailed account of the factors that can cause food insecurity.
FoodWise is DoSomething’s national campaign to reduce the environmental impact of Australia’s food consumption. The website gives practical advice and information on what can be done to solve environmental issues.
- Global Food Security Index – interactive world map which ranks countries and gives other details, country by country, showing strengths and challenges.
- Food and Agriculture Organization: the state of food insecurity in the world (2017) is clearly shown in this interactive hunger map.
- Carbon Brief: an interactive map which illustrates how climate change will shape food insecurity across the world.
World Food Clock is a visualisation showing global food production, consumption and waste.
TED Talks: a selection of 24 talks about food.
Get to grips with the Global Food Crisis: 14 minute film clip.
Oxfam has produced an 8 minute film clip, Food and You.
Biofuel and globalisation: a short animation.
Food, Inc.: view the trailer (DVD available from AFW).
India Struggles with Hunger: 3 minute film clip which focuses on malnutrition.
The Hunger & Food Security Myth: do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? (6:30 mins)
How to Feed the World?: why do some eat well while others starve? (9 min video)
How sustainable is your food?: take the quiz!
Backwards Hamburger: a quick look at some fast food chains and how they process meat.
Tassie Beekeepers for World Heritage: an excellent Wilderness Society video on Tasmanian forest destruction, the honey bee and food security.
Feed Your Baby: a music video from Jen Chapin.
Can you Beat the System?: an interactive simulation game to help students understand the global food system (free download of materials).
The World is Thirsty because we are Hungry shows the relationship between food production and water use (2½ min video)
Food insecurity, how it happens and what you can do: 3 minute film examining why some communities are more vulnerable to hunger and famine.
Feeding nine billion – introducing solutions to the global food crisis: 12 minute video.
Linking food safety to food security: 6 minute video.
The Hidden Global Food Crisis: 4 minute animation.
Play Third World Farmer and experience the hardships involved.
Free Rice: various quizzes where 10 grains of rice are donated for every correct answer.
Hunger map: this downloadable map (2015) provides information about the biggest single risk to global health.
Hunger IQ: Zero Hunger is the goal in this quiz.
Play Snack Dash, a free downloadable arcade game where you have to help Sonic collect healthy food.
Solusville: explore the town and enjoy the activities (for younger students).
Hungry Decisions: an exercise that can be used to deepen understanding of poverty and hunger.
Food Chain Reaction: a global food security game for older students. Sign up and see how the game progresses.
The Food Game: 3 rounds of questions with map guides on this interactive page.
OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
A Fairer World has posters, classroom activities, books, DVDs and web links on global issues such as food security. Contact us for a complete list of resources available free or on loan to members.