Video Towards food security in Afghanistan

TLF ID M017137

This is a video about the progress towards food and water security in Afghanistan. It includes images and information about how the global economic crisis has affected the people of Afghanistan; the value of investment in agriculture production to reduce poverty in this region; and a water security project that is jointly funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Afghan government that involves the construction of canals and irrigation systems. There is also a section of the video about a province in northwest Afghanistan that has a thriving dairy production industry.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a very useful resource for the Water in the world unit of work in the year 7 geography curriculum. It is particularly useful for the content descriptions referring to water scarcity and ways of overcoming it; and the economic value of water for people. The information provided about the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Afghan government project that has built canals and irrigation systems in Afghanistan is useful here.
  • This is also a useful resource for the Biomes and food security unit in the year 9 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions referring to the capacity of the world's environments to sustainably feed the projected future population; and the challenges to food production such as land and water degradation and shortage of fresh water. The information and images provided about the challenges the Afghan people face in the areas of food and water security are relevant. The section about the province in the north-west of Afghanistan also provides useful information.
  • This is also a useful resource for the year 7 and 8 science curriculum. It is relevant for the content descriptions referring to how science understanding can influence development in industry, agriculture and other areas of resource management. The section of the video about wheat production in Afghanistan and the investment made by government and other agencies to ensure good quality certified seed is relevant here. The information provided about the work in special research laboratories and farms to ensure a better grain and therefore increase in yield is particularly useful.
Year level

7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • URL: http://www.fao.org/home/en/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.fao.org/home/en/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Video
Rights
  • © FAO, 2014. This material may be used in accordance with the Standard YouTube License at http://www.youtube.com/t/terms.