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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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This training was held at NGOMA Sector Hall and put together 20 participants
including leaders from Yanze Horticulture Promotion cooperative (YAHOPROC)

Training sessions on the leadership of cooperatives.

Training sessions on the leadership of cooperatives.

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This workshop focused  on Socio-economic baseline survey of communities
affected by the new land use plan of Gishwati

Socio-economic baseline survey

Socio-economic
Baseline survey

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Farmers in Nyabihu District were urged to use both organic and
inorganic fertilizers and improved seeds in a bid to ensure good yields.

Nyabihu farmers urged to use fertilizer
as planting season A begins

Nyabihu farmers urged to use fertilizer as planting season A begins

Who We Are

APEFA is a National Non-Government Organisation founded by people concerned with environment degradation in Rwanda and food security; and legally recognized as an Organization working on environmental education, public awareness, and Climate Change, sustainable development aspects and promotion of sustainable agriculture in Rwanda with a legal status of the Ministerial order No. 99/11 of 31 July 2008 published in the Official Journal No 16 of 15/08/2008 and renewed by RGB/ with certificate of compliance and published in the official gazette 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.

Our Projects

Learn about our diverse range of projects

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 zones with high risk of degradation (mountains, natural forests, mining sites, lakes…) to support community based conservation initiatives.

Currently, APEFA activities are based in Musanze and Rulindo Districts in Northern Province, Nyabihu and Rubavu Districts in western province; in Nyagatare in Eastern Province and in Huye District in southern province.

•       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).

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