Text Sustainable table: the coming famine

TLF ID M017103

This is a website about the key issues related to global food insecurity. It contains sections on the scarcity of primary resources; land degradation; land scarcity; waste; climate change; consequences of inaction; and proposed solutions. Photographs, statistics, graphs, maps and figures support the information. This resource is based on a discussion paper titled 'The coming famine: the global food crisis and what we can do to avoid it', published by the University of California Press and CSIRO Publishing.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the Biomes and food security unit of study in the year 9 geography curriculum. It is highly relevant for the content descriptions referring to the challenges to food production, including land and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, and climate change; and the environmental effects of the alterations humans have made to biomes in the production of food and fibre. The sections on nutrient losses, water scarcity, land degradation, waste, climate change and a growing eco-footprint all provide useful information.
  • This resource is also highly relevant for the content description referring to food security and the capacity to sustainably feed the future population of Australia and the world. The sections titled A new diet; Pay more for food; End waste re-use; and Redouble knowledge provide relevant information including solutions to global food insecurity.
Year level

7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Sustainable Table
  • Organization: Sustainable Table
  • URL: http://www.sustainabletable.org.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Sustainable Table
  • Organization: Sustainable Table
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.sustainabletable.org.au
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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