About this project
Why: Agriculture is the backbone of Rwanda’s economy - accounting for one third of the national GDP. However, Rwanda has been hit hard by rises in inflation and today, approximately 45% of children under the age of five in Rwanda suffer from chronic malnutrition and one in four is undernourished. The hillsides have been farmed extensively leading to soil erosion and a loss of vital top-soil. A lack of trees on the hillsides that bind the soil have led to landslides.
What: With your support, we are partnering with One Acre Fund, the Rwandan Government, and local farmers, to promote and verify sustainable agroforestry in Rwanda. Agroforestry has a key role to play in ending hunger and poverty in Rwanda. This program involves equipping smallholder farmers with the finance, skills, and expertise to improve productivity, soil health, and climate resilience of their crops. This in turn makes farming more profitable, sustainable, and resilient against climate change.
Who: One Acre Fund