Living in the Hollow of Plenty: World Hunger Today and The Hunger Map


This 20 page briefing paper and interactive world map introduce the shape and geography of world hunger today and are suitable for Geography at Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle levels.

Author: Concern Worldwide, Association of Geography Teachers Ireland (AGTI), 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and

Publisher: Concern Worldwide and

Year: 2013

Pages: 20

Country of Origin: Ireland

Keywords: Whiteboard, Infographic, nutrition, food, hunger, consumption, debates, human development, Africa, population, waste, interactive, map, poster, geography

Target Audience: 12-15 Years 16+ years Junior Cycle Senior Cycle Transition Year Youth Groups

Curriculum Subjects: Geography

Available Formats: Activity Pack Briefing Map Whiteboard

Tags: Geography Hunger Politics Wealth

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This 20 page briefing paper and its accompanying support activities are part of the Food Rights Now education and awareness campaign for young people and is designed to provide a set of briefing notes on:

  • different dimensions of world hunger today (definition, measurement, who’s at risk, causes and debates) in addition to
  • providing an annotated guide to readings
  • relevant online sources of information
  • a set of suggested activities for introducing and exploring the issue of hunger

It can be used flexibly to support the teaching of geography (and other subjects) at Junior and Senior Cycle

The Hunger Map is an interactive support companion to the briefing paper. It can be downloaded, ordered as a poster or accessed as an interactive map online. The map includes key definitions of hunger and malnutrition, statistics and the geography of undernourishment.


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