Geography Edexcel - Decision Making (Uganda)

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Landlocked
having no coastline
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Plateau
a high, but flat area of land
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Fertile
This means the land is productive, i.e the land's soil is rich in nutrients, which makes it suitable for growing crops or good quality grass for grazing
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TNC's
stands for - Transnational Corporations, which are businesses with operations in many countries.
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Cash Crops
Crops that a edible grown by a farmer and are sold for income.
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export
the "act" of sending goods and products out of a country. (the "e" shows "Exit"
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HDI
Human Development index - a measure of development based on a range of statistical indicators
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Natural Increase
Birth rate minus death rate. (BR - DR)
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GDP per capita
Stands for Gross Domestic Productivity as an average per person in a country, which is used as an indicator of development
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imports
goods and products being bought into a country (the "i" shows "In")
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HIV positive
a person is infected by the virus
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AIDS
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome cause by HIV.
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isolated
remote - distant from other places and lacking good communication links (i.e phone services, or simply roads for vehicles)
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Subsistence farmers?
Farmers who produce crops and products for their own consumption, for survival. (not cash crops)
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Smallholdings
Farms using a limited area of land. (it holds small ;)
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investment
Money used to bring about increased development
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household
A group of people sharing a living space, (usually a family)
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extended family
A group of relatives living together including aunts/ uncles, cousins and/ or grandparents, in addition to parents and their own children
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cycle of poverty
The set of factors or events by which people are left poor and are likely to remain poor unless there is outside intervention.
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low productivity
Goods and services produced in small quantities or at a slow rate
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artificial fertiliser
A man-made product, that is used to improve soil fertility. (packed with nitrogen ions, i.e ammonia)
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pesticide
A product used to control pests.
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literacy rate
The number of people who are able to read and write
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gender inequalities
Discrimination against people of a particular gender based on their sex (e.g in Uganda more boys go to school, because the girls are seen to be the ones to look after the house)
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manual labour
Physical jobs that often need low level of education.
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domestic work
household chores such as cleaning and cooking
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dowry
Money paid to the bride's family by the groom's family
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maternal mortality rate
The proportion of women who die during or soon after childbirth or pregnancy
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malnourished
Having an insufficient diet
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pit latrines
a toilet system using a hole in the ground
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deforestation
the act of chopping down or clearance of trees
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biodiversity
The variety of species in an area
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Millennium Development Goals
Eight targets set out by the United Nations to reduce global poverty and deprivation
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environmental sustainability
Preserving the environment in order to support human life now and in the future
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What is meant by the word "sustainable"?
Able to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
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Solar power
The use of the sun's energy to heat water and/ or produce electricity
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What is hydroelectricity?!
the use of water to produce electricity, by powering a generator!
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a high, but flat area of land

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Plateau

Card 3

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This means the land is productive, i.e the land's soil is rich in nutrients, which makes it suitable for growing crops or good quality grass for grazing

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

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stands for - Transnational Corporations, which are businesses with operations in many countries.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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Crops that a edible grown by a farmer and are sold for income.

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