Rural Economies, Livelihood Improvement, and Renewable Energy

Subgroup A: Sustainable Agriculture and Food security

  • Food and nutrition security and Sustainable Agriculture, Irrigation, and water banking (harvesting)
  • Identify sustainable on-farm and off-farm development strategies & Productive Employment opportunities
  • Consider population growth, climate change, regional and global trade.
    • Rural product processing, market chain development, Agroforestry, Fisheries,
  • Small to Medium Scale Agro-industries.


Subgroup B: Renewable Energy and Socio-economic Transformation

  • Rural electrification – access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy (reduce dependence on biomass)
  • Modernize the economy – integrated agro-industrial parks and beyond.
  • Transform transport services – electric cars, rail transport,
  • Youth Participation. Boost Investment, including foreign direct investment (FDI), and decent employment for the youth.
  • Solar Power and Energy Storage Systems
  • Wind and Geothermal
  • Impact climate change and natural resource conservation