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GLOSSARY OF WORDS
Closed-cycle production methods, e.g. aquaponic
Means that the materials used in production can be reused. Closing the loop entails that any post-consumer waste is recollected and reused to start the process all over again. In this method, natural resources are conserved, which is a huge win for the environment
Precision agriculture using sensors and data analytics to monitor and apply resource input
These are highly controlled, accurate, and optimized agricultural production techniques which facilitates more efficient resource utilization, better yield, and reduced environmental impact, all at the same time. This farming practice involves the implementation of modern information and communication technologies (ICT).
Agro-ecology and agro-forestry
Agroecology promotes farming practices that; Mitigate climate change - reducing emissions, recycling resources and prioritising local supply chains. Agroforestry is a particular subtype of agroecology, a technique that integrates the systems of woodlands, agriculture, and livestock to create climate-resilient management of land.
Bio-fertilizers e.g. Inoculant
It's a substance that contains microbes, which helps in promoting the growth of plants and trees by increasing the supply of essential nutrients to the plants.
Bio-energy e.g. Biogas
Source of energy from the organic material that makes up plants, known as biomass.
Structure which allows people to regulate climatic conditions, such as temperature and humidity.
Management of waste intended to reduce adverse effects of waste on human health, the environment, planetary resources and aesthetics
Forestry friendly products e.g. bee keeping, coffee production, macadamia production, etc
Products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources.
Production of organically produced Certified products,
Food products containing organic and locally grown ingredients, free-range meats, and vegan, gluten-free, and paleo meal options, appeal to nature lovers and health, these minimize the impact on the environment by avoiding plastic and paper goods as much as possible and composting food waste.
Climate smart technologies
These are technologies employed to transmit data from agriculture through ICT-based platforms.
Climate smart agriculture
Means capturing data and interpreting them using computing technologies to make farm operations more predictable and efficient.
Energy efficient solutions
Saving energy but keeping the same level of service
This represents a call for proposals under a Window of funding
This represents a collection of rounds to be financed by a single development partner.
Its businesses that prioritizes sustainability and conservation in their business model. They work to reduce their negative environmental impact as a company and may also support green initiatives through local partnerships and behavioral change campaigns.
Green industry business
It is a business that uses sustainable materials to make its products, services and technologies. Green industry businesses aim to use as little water, energy and raw materials as possible while cutting carbon emissions, or it finds ways to utilize these materials in renewable and eco-friendly ways. This business approach minimizes the company’s strain on natural resources and contributions to climate change. In some cases, if waste is generated, it is reused as energy or raw material.
Green business model
A green business model, while ensuring ample revenue, prioritizes minimizing the company’s environmental impact instead of maximizing its profit. It may involve the restricted use of fossil fuels while emphasizing power supplied by solar panels and other approaches to drastically reduce energy consumption.
Eco-friendly companies run businesses that make reusable plastic bottles, eco-friendly cleaning companies, businesses that install solar panels, a local recycling business, and many other potential ventures.
Offer foods containing organic and locally grown ingredients, free-range meats, and vegan, gluten-free, and paleo meal options, appeal to nature lovers and health and wellness enthusiasts alike. They minimize the impact on the environment by avoiding plastic and paper goods as much as possible and composting food waste.
Uses synthetic turf, drought-resistant plants and strategically placed trees for a lawn that saves water, energy, and money.
Consultants who evaluate homes and offices, and offer solutions to make them more environmentally friendly, advice clients on switching their home appliances to more energy-efficient machines or implement a recycling program.
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