Find Forestry expertise in Rwanda

Rwanda’s forestry initiatives contribute about 5% of the country’s GDP (2008). However, its many hills and mountains make land erosion a continual challenge. The World Agroforestry Centre and the International Centre for Research in Agro forestry (ICRAF) undertake continued research initiatives to address issues of land erosion, in order to assist Rwanda’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA) with sustainable development through reforestation. The Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) aims to tackle the strain between the high population density and the need to preserve the environment for future generations. The construction and rehabilitation of terraces and the promotion of agroforestry technologies for sustainable land use are important initiatives that have been introduced to meet this challenge.

Forestry organisations in Rwanda
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Ministry of Lands Enviornment, Forestry, Water & Mines
Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA)
World Agroforestry Centre