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Owner of a cocoa plantation in Ivory Coast

You own a cocoa plantation in Ivory Coast.  What might a normal day be like?  How might your days vary throughout the year?

Handout

Link to 'Owner of a cocoa plantation in Ivory Coast' pdf

How this fits

This scenario invites pupils to think about what life is like for many people living in Ivory Coast.  Comparisons might be made with the lives of farmers in the UK.

Curriculum links

Geography:

1.7a Appreciating the differences and similarities between people, places, environments and cultures to inform their understanding of societies and economies.

2.1a Ask geographical questions, thinking critically, constructively and creatively.

3h Interactions between people and their environments, including causes and consequences of these interactions, and how to plan for and mange their future impact.

Where to go

Cocoa; Economy & Industry.

What to watch

Plants (video); Plantation owner (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. What other crops might also be grown by planters in Ivory Coast?
  2. What challenges might you face as a cocoa plantation owner living in Ivory Coast?
  3. In what ways might the government of Ivory Coast help cocoa plantation owners?

Tags: development; trade; economic activities; farming; food

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