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Rwanda Agroforestry

What is Agroforestry?

Agroforestry is a land use management system in which combinations of trees and shrubs are grown around crops or pastureland. There are many benefits to agroforestry such as carbon removal, but also increasing farm profitability, increased biodiversity, improved soil structure and reduced erosion. Trees in agroforestry systems can also produce wood fruits, nuts, and other useful products with economic and practical value.

About this Project


Agriculture is the backbone of Rwanda’s economy accounting for one third of the national GDP. However, 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.

Project Outcome

One Acre Fund is partnering with 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.

Fact File

🐒 Provides habitat for local wildlife, including Blue Monkeys

🥑 More than 10 different tree species planted on the site, incuding Avocado trees

📡 Site technology to track the reforestation: Geospatial Layers and IOT Sensors in 2024

Partnership & Certification

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Our Impact to Date

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Project Location Area

SDG Contributions

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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