Trade Lesson 4 Ethical Issue Activity on Nigeria’s Food Crisis
Trade Lesson 4 Ethical Issue Activity on Nigeria’s Food Crisis

Time: 30 minutes
Skills: Holistic Thinking
Objectives 2,3, 4
Related Resources:
- Dapice, David. (2011, February 18). The Looming Food Crisis. Yale Global. Retrieved from: http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/looming-food-crisis

Students read the Dapice  article on Nigeria’s food crisis and answer/debate the following questions:

  • What is the role of comparative advantage in the food crisis
  • What is the role of supply and demand in the food crisis?
  • Which economic model do you think best explains this crisis?
  • Who benefits from high food costs?
  • Should governments of food exporters intervene? Food importers? Who benefits and who gets hurt by government interventions?