Outcome: Examine the impacts at a variety of scales of trade barriers, agricultural subsidies, bilateral and multilateral agreements, and transnational corporations (TNCs) on the production and availability of food.

1. Background information:

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2. Watch this video and use this article to answer the questions below:

  1. Describe the main lines of NAFTA
  2. What are the benefits of NAFTA for the US? Be specific
  3. What are the benefits of NAFTA for the Mexico? Be Specific
  4. What are the benefits of NAFTA on TNCs? Be Specific
  5. Explain how American subsides hurt Mexican farmers
  6. Explain the benefits of changing Mexico’s economy from agriculture to manufacturing
  7. How will China change the benefits listed in question 5
  8. What has been the impact of NAFTA on Mexican food prices?
  9. Can you guess what the environmental impacts this will have on Mexico?
  10. Can you guess what the political impacts this will have on Mexico?

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3. Watch the following video, read this article and answer the questions below

  1. Define: plantation farming, contract farming and commercial farming [3]
  2. Evaluate the impacts of commercial farming in Ethiopia. [6]

Read Cordington p. 440 to 443 and answer questions on p. 443:  1, 2, 3, 4 and question 5 in one page instead of 2, as a 10 point paper 2 essay..