Moving from Theory to Practice: A Framework for Green Economy Project Implementation

  • Constansia MusvotoEmail author
  • Karen Nortje
  • Anton Nahman
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Agriculture book series (BRIEFSAGRO)


Currently, green economy literature lacks practical techniques and tools to inform implementation in specific sectors, including agriculture. There is need for practical, hands-on materials to provide clear guidance on green economy implementation. Operationalising the green economy requires contextual information that builds a broad understanding of what the concept entails; and operational information that provides process-level guidance on how to actually run a project. Contextual understanding enables informed application of the concept to any project situation; while process-level information is critical for minimising doubts in project implementation. Implementation entails integrating and acting on diverse factors, including green economy principles, sector-specific issues, local development issues, and global concerns. Integrating these different factors in a systematic way to ensure that projects meet agricultural and green economy imperatives is challenging. This chapter presents a green economy project implementation framework which integrates theoretical aspects of a green economy presented in Chaps.  1 3 of this book, with practical aspects presented in Chap.  4. The framework includes a process for consolidating all the issues that are relevant to a project into a number of manageable considerations; and a methodical process for applying these considerations in a way that i ntegrates agricultural objectives and green economy principles.


Critical success factor Viability Standard Alignment Conceptualisation Modification Risk Challenge Monitoring Evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constansia Musvoto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karen Nortje
    • 1
  • Anton Nahman
    • 1
  1. 1.Natural Resources and the Environment UnitCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchPretoriaSouth Africa

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