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APEFA organized a study tour in Ngeruka sector Bugesera District
for farmers from, Ngoma Sector Rulindo District.

Study tour of famers from
Rulindo District in Bugesera District

Study tour of farmers from Rulindo  District

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with a special emphasis on zones with high risk of degradation.

Study tour of famers from
Rulindo District in Bugesera District

APEFA extends its activities all over the country

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On Friday, 27th October 2023, at APEFA Head Office, we received Sebastian Filipek-Kazmierczak and Radoslaw Galka from Poland Entrepreneurs & Investor in the technology-driven -Dig In Vision & animal breeding center for Green energy & discussed areas of possible cooperation within the Global Gateway European-Africa.
APEFA Staff meet with visitors from Poland

APEFA Staff meet with visitors from Poland

Le Directeur Exécutif d'Ouranos/QUEBEC-Canada, Alain Bourque, a visité l'APEFA.

Le Directeur Exécutif d'Ouranos/QUEBEC-Canada, Alain Bourque, a visité l'APEFA
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In framework of implementation of AFR100 Global restoration initiative, On Friday, 03rd March 2023, APEFA’s Executive Director, Oscar NZABONIMPA and APEFA staff members meet with the representatives of World Resources Institute (WRI), Dr Bernadette ARAKWIYE and Ms. Assumpta UZAMUKUNDA at APEFA Headquarter, and held a discussion focused on future partnership and collaboration for forest and Landscape Restoration.
In framework of implementation of AFR100 Global restoration initiative, On Friday, 03rd March 2023, APEFA’s Executive Director, Oscar NZABONIMPA and APEFA staff members meet with the representatives of World Resources Institute (WRI), Dr Bernadette ARAKWIYE and Ms. Assumpta UZAMUKUNDA at APEFA Headquarter, and held a discussion focused on future partnership and collaboration for forest and Landscape Restoration.
APEFA STAFF MEMBERS MEET WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF WRI
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From 2nd t0 3rd October 2023, at Nyamata, Under the project implementation called “Solar powered Irrigation and improved cooking stoves in the Bugesera District”, funded by International Climate Initiative (IKI) with GIZ, APEFA APEFA trained the project’s beneficiaries on climate-smart agriculture, financial literacy, and project sustainability to increase farmers’ resilience.

Training of beneficiaries on climate-smart agriculture
financial literacy and project sustainability

Training of beneficiaries on climate-smart agriculture
financial literacy and project sustainability

Who We Are

APEFA is a non-government Organization founded by people concerned with environment degradation, climate change, smart agriculture, and food security in Rwanda. APEFA was granted legal by Ministerial Order No. 99/11 of 31 July 2008 published in the Official Journal No. 38 of 22 September 2014.

WE HAVE A PASSION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

Intervention strategy

Our strategy is to empower and facilitate communities through associations/cooperatives, in order to reduce human pressure on forests and other natural resources through livelihood improvement activities.

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Our Focus

Empowering and Facilitating Communities

Forestry

We handle the creation, managing, using, conserving, and repairing forests, woodlands, and associated resources for human and environmental benefits.

Green Mining

We focus on technologies, best practices and mine processes that are implemented as a means to reduce the environmental impacts associated.

Land Husbandry

We engage in active process of implementing and managing preferred systems of land use and production in such ways that there will be increased yields

Watershed Management

We implement land use practices and water management practices to protect and improve the quality of the water and other natural resources within a watershed.

Livelihood and Food Security

Every person has the right to a standard of living adequate for his or her health and wellbeing. This includes the right to food and livelihood protection.

APEFA works with local communities on the grassroots

Areas of intervention

• Soil conservation and landscape restoration;

• Integrated water management

• Sustainable agriculture;

• Climate change adaptation &mitigation;

• Green mining promotion, Monitoring and traceability of minerals

 

The strategy is to empower and facilitate communities through associations/cooperatives, in order to reduce human pressure on forests and other natural resources through livelihood improvement activities.

 

APEFA extends its activities all over the country, with a special emphasis on:

  • Set up and scale up climate-smart agriculture and livelihood enhancement programs to increase productivity, incomes, and climate resilience for 1 million smallholder farmers.
  • Expand integrated landscape restoration and sustainable forest management across 5,000 hectares to enhance ecosystem services.
  • Enhance climate resilience and water security for vulnerable rural communities through climate-smart technologies and integrated solutions.
  • Mainstream gender equity and social inclusion across all programs particularly empowering women and youth.
  • Strengthen partnerships and mobilize resources by aligning programs with government policies and global climate funds.

•       Communities gathered in youth and women and youth associationsyouth (including schools)

•       Local authorities;

•       Local NGO’s, Community Associations; 

•       Private companies

1.    Promoting public awareness;

2.    Contribution to the environmental balance and food security at the community level;

3.    Conservation of Natural resources at community level (Forests, soil conservation)

4.    The development of the agricultural sector through the use of quality seed and the priority use of organic fertilizers (manure compost promotion).

  • Ministry of Environment (MoE)
  • Rwanda Forestry Authority (RFA);
  • Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA)
  • Rwanda Mining, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMPGB)
  • Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA),
  • Ministry of Agriculture& Animal Resources and its agencies (RAB, NAEB)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Nethelands Development Organisation (SNV)
  • Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Harmonious
  • CECI

 • United Nations Development Program(UNDP)  

• Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

• Small Grant Program (SGP)

• Global Environment Facility (GEF)

• Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands  (EKN)

. Rwanda Environmental NGO’s Forum (RENGOF)

. Coalition de la Société Civile de la Région des Grands Lacs contre l’Exploitation Illégale des Ressources Naturelles (COSOC-GL)

. International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN)

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