Fairtrade Brazil Nut Ecology presentation

Fairtrade Brazil Nut Ecology presentation

I first designed this resource for Key Stage 1 and 2 Geography. However, I have since realised that many adults enjoy it too. You can cover the topic in more or less depth depending on the age range. It is ideal for Fairtrade Fortnight / fair trade Fortnight, and can be used for Citizenship, Science or SMSC as well as Geography. This resource shows children where their food comes from. It explains the story of how a Brazil nut is gathered in the Amazon rain forest and sold in the UK. It follows the gatherers as they encounter many scary/ cute animals. Brazil nuts depend on certain animals for their pollination and seed dispersal, and how this means they cannot be farmed. It then explains how these animals interact others in the forest. The presentation ends with information about life in the Amazon as a Fairtrade farmer, and the benefits Fairtrade has brought local children. It also situates this trade within the context of agribusiness and deforestation. Related links: Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAL9tCNmMW8 Article: http://www.fairandfunky.com/go-nuts-for-fairtrade-on-national-nut-day/ http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/fairtrade-partner-zone/2015/oct/22/tracking-the-challenging-journey-of-the-brazil-nut Activities: It is suggested in the presentation that a 16.5m length of string be used to demonstrate the width of a Brazil nut tree. I have also used Fairtrade nut packaging to create rainforest animal hats.
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Fairtrade, nuts and climate change presentation

Fairtrade, nuts and climate change presentation

How Fairtrade nut producers deal with, and are affected by climate change. A short presentation for older audiences who are interested in the links between social and environmental justice. Related reading: http://sustainablehackney.org.uk/profiles/blogs/liberation-for-climate-change-mitigation
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How Fairtrade nuts are made activity

How Fairtrade nuts are made activity

Print out and cut out these pictures. Arrange them into chronological order, starting with the nuts being produced, and ending with them in the UK. Use this to prompt discussion among the class over, for example, how many people are involved in the process.
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