A Green Africa Village MUST conduct demonstrative training on two or all of the following activities
1. RENEWABLE ENERGY
The villages should practice and train the community on solar energy production, wind power production, bio diesel production and biogas production. It should demonstrate a hands-on approach on how the village and the community at large can harness energy from existing natural resources.
2. TREE PRODUCTION
This is the core activity of a Green Africa Village and it aims at increasing the country's forest cover to the World recommended 10%. A village therefore should establish tree nursery with diverse tree species and endeavor to venture into afforestation once the tree seedling mature. The other equally important activity is agro forestry i.e integrating tree planting with crops.
3. HORTICULTURE FARMING
This includes growing of various types of fruits and vegetables in a village. It can either be done on a village land with or without irrigation or be done using greenhouse technology. Fruit farming will incorporate afforestation efforts with fruits production which is geared towards livelihoods improvement. The villages therefore will form cocoons where they can find a market for their products.
This refers to the practice of bee keeping and honey production. A village is encouraged to shift from traditional farming to other environmental sustainable agricultural activities.
5. FISH FARMING
This is the science of rearing fish in a fish dam/pond. A village could do this as an independent unit or can make it part of a integrated fish-poultry-vegetable system. In this system, the by products from one unit is used as a feedstock for the other one.
6. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
This is the science of keeping animals for the production of economic products like meat, milk, eggs, wool, etc. Specific activities under this will include poultry keeping, diary farming, sheep rearing, goat rearing e.t.c.
7. WATER HARVESTING
A village should put in place various methods of collecting, storing and conserving water for domestic use. However, a village should put in place simple and practical techniques of using the resource wisely.
8. COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING
A village should train the community on several topics ranging from livelihoods improvement, life skills, youth empowerment, sports, entrepreneurship,etc
This includes keeping of animals and plants that have the potential of attracting local, national and foreign tourist. It also implies to villages that are endowed with landmark and geographical features that warrant tourist attraction. A village which also posses unique human skills that attract masses will also be considered an eco-tourism Venture.
10. MUSIC AND VARIOUS FORMS OF ART AND CRAFT
An institution that uses music, dance, art, craft to create awareness, create livelihoods, build community's capacity or conserve the environment is considered to be a Green Africa Village and therefore can be assessed on this basis in categorization.
11. WASTE MANAGEMENT
Practice will range from waste collection, segregation, decomposition to waste re-using and recycling.