The table 5 shows some of the key features of this zone, key environmental potentials and key strategic approaches to poverty alleviation.



Key environmental technologies

EC Environmental poverty reduction strategy


Disaster area with minimal livelihood potential, fishing tourism and agriculture. Major donor funds available.

Reconstruction and rehabilitation works including production of cement concrete and other building materials, Tourism and marine fisheries

Training for construction employment using environmental sound approaches and roof top rainwater harvesting. Research and European links in eco-building approaches. Marine fishery development. Lagoon beach and other focused touristic development


Urban sprawl with integral slums. Good infrastructure and high investment potential. Access to labour and markets. Poor continuity of electricity supply. Second highest poverty density.

Electricity from biomass, recycling and solid waste composting, non polluting vehicles. Urban forestry

Encourage investment in environmental technology by European links and reform of business environment. Slum led participatory development plans linked to waste as a resource

Coastal non tsunami

Tourism especially cultural and nature, fishing

Marine fishery, Fish product processing

Encourage European links in eco and cultural tourism, marine fisheries and fish/shell fish product development.

High potential

Very high touristic potential, high value crop production. Low number of protected areas. High investment and asset values. Water catchment is forest and plantation crops. Highest poverty density

Agro-tourism, Bottled water from named catchment sources, biodiversity research and commercial development, very high value crops eg orchids and medicines.

High intensity high value agroforestry. Encourage joint work in bottled water, rain forest products, medicines an restoration of forest function using high value fruit and nut trees.

Double crop

Major irrigation schemes, minor tank based schemes, clear forest catchments

Agricultural and high value crop production, animal husbandry and animal products eg milk

Tank rehabilitation, improved marketing processing and sale of agricultural products

Low population low rainfall

Low poverty density, high forest cover and denuded forest lands

Extractive reserves for bio-energy, insect products eg lac and silk, dendro energy and biodiesel plantations

Partnership approaches for extractive reserves. Not agricultural development as this is not cost effective.

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