Agriculture and rural development

“In the perspective of rural development, agriculture has a lead role to play in the economic welfare of a region due to its impact on different sectors: economic (income), social (employment, quality of life, health) and environmental (landscape, biodiversity, preservation of natural resources, and carbon sequestration), in addition to its importance as a provider of primary raw materials for the food and other industries (foodstuffs, fibres, bio-fuels, and timber).” Source: FAO 2006. ' The...


"Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a term which applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. It is defined by the occurrence of any of more than 20 opportunistic infections or HIV-related cancers". Source: WHO 2016. ‘ What is AIDS? ’.

Asset Accumulation

"Asset accumulation is an increase in assets, and saving leads to asset accumulation as long as saving is greater than dissaving." Source: Beverly, Moore, & Schreiner 2001. ‘ A Framework of Asset-Accumulation Stages and Strategies ’.