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AU

african union

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agricultural density

number of farmers per unit of arable land

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apartheid

official policy of racial segregation of south africa

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biofuels

energy sources derived from plants or animals throughout the developing world. wood charcoal and DUNG

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conflict diamonds

(aka blood/dirty diamonds) diamonds sold on the black market to fund the rebels.

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desertification

improper management of land making it dessert like

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food insecurity

when people lack physical or economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs

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great escarpment

a landform of south africa

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homelands

relocation plan of south africa

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IDP

internally displaced people. people who flea areas due to conflicts or famine

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kleptocracy

economic and political system based on crime

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millennium development goals

group of programs implemented for foster development in the worlds poorest countries

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pastorialist

nomadic people who rely on livestock for their lively hoods

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physiological density

the population statistic relates to the number of people in a country to the amount of arable land

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refugee

person who fleas his or her country because of the fear of persecution based on race, ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation

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structural adjustment program

implemented program that is set up to reduce govt spending

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swidden

shifting cultivation slash and burn

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transhumance

a form of pastoralism that relates to the moving of animals from high to low lands

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tribalism

allegience to a tribe or ethnic instead of the state

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tsetse fly

a fly that transmits sleeping sickness thats deadly to humans and animals