Thursday, September 8, 2016

Natural Disasters Impacting Agriculture

This week we feature a short video (2 minutes and 40 seconds) from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations that explores the impact of natural disasters on agriculture around the world. This video presents many topics that encourage thought and analysis. We encourage you to watch this short video and then share dialogue around the globe utilizing the discussion points provided below.

Discussion Points
  • What has the trend been over the past 20-30 years regarding natural disasters? What could be driving (causing) these trends?
  • How have these disasters impacted agriculture? Give specific examples.
  • Have you seen natural disasters affect agriculture in your local area? Explain.
  • What challenges face us currently in regards to natural disasters and agriculture?
  • What opportunities do we have in front of us to combat the effects of natural disasters on agriculture? (What can be done to help?)

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