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Supporting sustainable growth and resilience of the rural economy

Goal: Rural and maritime communities realize their socio-economic and livelihood goals through sustainable use of their natural resources.
The Ministry facilitates inclusive socio-economic growth in remote areas by coordinating with partners to empower local communities to develop resilient livelihood opportunities and access to markets. Rural and maritime communities rely heavily on natural resources to support income generation from agricultural, forestry, fisheries and tourism activities and strengthening the sustainable management of these resources, taking into account future disaster and climate risk, is vital to their ability to sustain livelihoods. The Ministry will also work with key partners to identify opportunities to better utilize underutilized land, develop rural growth centers and facilitate investments in rural and maritime areas.