Activities for All Ages
Show a picture of bamboo or hand out small sections of bamboo. List all of the uses you can think of for bamboo.
Use ten oranges to demonstrate food distribution. Choose ten people to stand, one group of 2, one group of 6 and one group of 2. 10 people represent 100% of the population. 10 oranges represents 100% of the food available. Distribute oranges as follows: to a group of 2 people give 8 ½ oranges. To a group of 6 people give 1 ½ oranges. To a group of 2 people give a sliver of the ½ from the group of 6.
Peel an orange and give each participant a section to eat. Ask: If your family had only one food item to eat for a week, what feelings might that produce?
How do you feel when you are very hungry?
Demonstrate the amount of soil in the world that is tillable by:
Show a blue and brown 8X10 piece of colored paper. The blue represents the whole world (water). Take the brown and cut/tear ¼ of it to demonstrate all the land in the world. (Hold it over the water for a visual.) Then take that ¼ piece and cut away one fourth of that to demonstrate the livable land. Then take that piece and cut it into four parts. Glue on one part to show good farm land. (You might actually replace it with a green paper of the same size.) Glue on the other three parts to demonstrate the marginal land. Those three brown parts are where ECHO works.
Youth, College or Adult Activities
In teams of 4 use your smartphone to find:
· The ten poorest countries in the world and where they are located.
· The ten richest countries in the world and where they are located.
· Average income in third world countries, average family size, average housing, average farm size, usual types of employment.
· Define sustainable farming, tropical rain forest, monsoons, highlands, lowlands, community gardens, urban gardens.
Show a picture of Moringa and it’s nutritional benefits. Brainstorm ways that Moringa might be used for increased nutrition/marketed as a cash crop.
You are a family that has two goats, one male and one female. Brainstorm the ways those goats might be used to help the family.
Brainstorm reasons for poor food distribution in the world and give two possible solutions for each reason.
Show a map of Tropic of Cancer to Tropic of Capricorn. That area is the land most susceptible to poverty. List reasons why that might be the case.
If you were put in a global poverty think tank, list four major factors your team would look at as solutions to food insecurity. List 4 things for each of the 4 major factors that you would try as solutions.
Dream. What scientific discoveries might be looked at to solve food insecurity?