Food Security

If you have some time, try out the Online Game: 3rd World Farmer

For this term, you will choose a specific state to study throughout the course. You’ll use this state as you work through the various forums and discussion. Think about a state that you find interesting, or one that you would like to learn more about. States that cannot be used are: United States, Syria, Yemen. I want to exclude the United States to give you a broader view of IR, and Syria and Yemen are largely excluded from various indexes that we will use throughout the semester. Once you have chosen your country:

Visit the Global Food Security Index and explore the findings. Next, explore your individual country and consider the following questions:

  1. What is the overall index score of the country you chose?
  2. What are the strengths and the weaknesses and how does the country you chose rank against neighboring countries? Does that matter?
  3. Next, using the readings for the week, describe why food security is an important factor in human security.
  4. Explain how food in(security) can impact individual human security.
  5. Finally, consider the country you chose and what you learned about food security, using that information, describe who should be responsible for ensuring food security and why.


Last Updated on February 26, 2019

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