Challenges and objectives of development, including the issues of nderdevelopment, hunger, poverty and inequalities. Definitions of development, conomic development, growth, rural development and agricultural development. Overview and evolution of concepts and theories of agriculture and rural development. Overview of past and emerging ideas to accelerate development of rural economic sectors, including agricultural innovation, technology innovation, evelopment pathways. The roles of agriculture and structural transformation in development and options for the development of small-scale agriculture. ntroduction to institutions and organisations in agriculture and rural development. he importance of agriculture in the rural economy (agro-industries, agribusiness), the rural non-farm economy, rural infrastructure, rural finance, human capital (health and education) and basic services (water, electricity & sanitation) in rural
development. Special applications integrated into the content, including: climate hange, migration, conflict, food security, gender, land reform and sustainability (SDG, Africa’s Agenda 2063, National Development Plans). Case study: Analysis of a practical agribusiness problem related to rural development.