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Table 5: Examples of statements of implementation priorities

Area Statement

Agriculture Support will be given to small scale farmers to enter the bioenergy sector

Water Water conserving practices will be promoted for bioenergy

Socio-economic Job creation will be promoted though labor intensive bioenergy technologies

Impact assessments Bioenergy specific issues will be incorporated into the ESIA process

Food security Access by vulnerable populations to sufficient staple foods will be ensured by

regulation and ongoing food security assessments Soil Conservation agriculture will be supported

Industry Support will be given to small and medium enterprises

Land Land reform will be prioritized

A part of the implementation strategy might be drafting statements that will support the objectives. Indicative examples of implementation priority statements are outlined in Table 5.

As complex as building a bioenergy strategy seems, the efforts involved are worthwhile to realise the potential that a sustainable bioenergy system can bring. Not only does a comprehensive bioenergy strategy process facilitate improved social welfare and support economic opportunities, but it can also help protect the integrity of natural resources and ecosystem services that underpin a country’s overall development.

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