An interactive simulation game to help learners understand the global food system.
This game will help learners understand the global food system, and the impact it has on millions of small scale farmers who struggle as a result of its unfairness.
Working in teams they will learn more about the role of the global food market, multinational companies, food and cash crops, and experience the challenges small scale farmers face first hand. Learners will also find out how the actions of governments, multinational companies and farmers themselves can make the system work better for everyone.
Can You Beat The System? Video
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Can You Beat The System? Teachers Guide
Instructions and script for the game. Use alongside either the video or PowerPoint presentation. Includes video times and PowerPoint slide numbers.
Can You Beat The System? PowerPoint Presentation
Guide your pupils through the game in PowerPoint format. This is an alternative to the video above. Includes links to videos. Please note that you'll need an need an active internet connection for them to play.
Can You Beat The System? Printable Materials
Materials that need to be printed out and distributed during the game.
Fact Sheet – Oxfam Programmes with coffee and rice farmers in East Timor
Find out more about Oxfam’s work in East Timor, including programmes to help coffee and rice farmers work together as cooperatives to get a better price for their crops