Introducing students to the global distribution of natural resources and the international relationships these resources generate

Jamaica bound? Marine resources and management at a crossroads in Antigua and Barbuda

Can a Caribbean nation reliant on marine resources develop an economy based on coral reef ecosystems in spite of threats to those resources?

Chocolate spread over

Through Cadbury we take a look at the issues surrounding the increasingly globalised ownership of big businesses

Factors influencing the success of pastoral farming in developing countries

More recently there has been the recognition of a complex relationship between pastoral farmers in the developing world and the size of their herds

Fast Food Farmers

Investigating the aspect of the ethics of global trade – the treatment of agricultural workers at the other end of our food supply chain

Follow the thing: Papaya

Papaya: an exotic fruit. Grown in Jamaica. Eaten in the UK. However, all is not as it seems. How did that papaya come to your dinner table?

Surfs up!

Cornwall is experiencing a technological revolution with broadband speeds in many areas among the fastest in the UK

The horsemeat scandal and other food geographies

The recent revelation about horsemeat unknowingly making its way onto British plates has raised questions about where our food comes from and how exactly it reaches us

Brought down to earth

The economic impact of Iceland’s volcano on Kenya’s gourmet-veg and cut-flower industry

Russia's regions and roles

A compelling case can be made for studying Russia as part of KS3 geography. Quite simply, geography is the study of the world and Russia is the world’s largest country!

You are what you eat

Introducing students to some of the wide ranging topical issues related to food and food production

Geography: The language of Europe

This is a cross-curricular module which introduces aspects of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) into the geographical study of places and processes in Europe

Global Trade

This module comprises six lessons or half a term's work, and focuses on global trade

The United States of America

This module, comprising six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on the United States of America

It's only water: who cares?

Synoptic geography in practice: the Water Framework Directive

Evaluating hydroponic farming in Japan

Hydroponic farming grows food crops without the use of soil and natural light, instead replacing these conditions with liquid nutrient feed and light emitting diodes in indoor farms

Fracking Blackpool

A quest for new gas reserves made headlines when the drilling operation triggered small earthquakes close to Blackpool in 2011

New resource rush

How are climate change and new ocean laws affecting global patterns of resource ownership?

Nuclear power and energy security

How does Japan’s nuclear disaster interconnect with wider global issues of energy security and environmental sustainability?

The Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam complex in Brazil

A new large scale hydroelectric dam, the Belo Monte, is due to be completed in 2016 on the Xingu River in the state of Pará, Brazil

The four corners of the food crisis

Population growth,rising affluence,energy policy and climate change – these are the “four corners” of the food crisis

Threatened heritage landscapes

Investigating how a range of 21st Century pressures can threaten the conservation of Britain’s historic urban and rural landscapes

Water conservation and behaviour in Australia

Water managers, companies and policy makers have long been concerned with how to balance water supply with water demand

Rosedene raspberries and Tesco's fictitious farms

In the spring of 2016 Tesco launched a line of meat and fresh produce under a series of farm names which replaced their Everyday Value 'basics' range. However the produce was found to come from manufacturers with no relation to the names on the packaging of the final product


Liam Carr, Senior Advisor to the Director of External Affairs, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

Jessica Sellick answers questions on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and the impact of the recession in the Countryside

Seaweed farming

Hugging the Coast: An exploration by sea kayak of liminal (marginal) living and rural development in North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Air quality for all

Poor air quality is a global problem but do we recognise its extent both spatially and in terms of the number of people affected

Feeding the 9 billion

We will need 70% more food to be produced to cope with the massive expansion of urban living, the rise of the middle classes, climate change and resource scarcity

Can the UK ever be sustainable?

Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future?

Importing goods, exporting drought?

Some places increasingly suffer from low water supplies for indigenous people on account of agricultural and manufacturing activities serving people in distant societies

Future of low carbon energy

As our awareness of climate change grows, the issue of carbon, and more importantly low carbon energy, is very much a challenge

Junkyard planet

The collection of our recycling is only one half of a story which is actually global in scale and represents a multibillion dollar industry worldwide

The Landgrabbers

As the size of the world’s population increases so too does the demand for land on which to house people, grow food and harvest resources which they increasingly demand

Food production, circulation and consumption

Written by Peter Jackson, a Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield