Sustainable forestry, agroforestry and biomass energy management for climate resilience in Gatsibo District.

Project Summary: 

Gatsibo District has undergone intensive deforestation in the last decades that led to scarcity of wood fuels which is the sole source of energy. The project is aimed at rehabilitating 500 ha of degraded forests; creating 3,000 ha woodlots for environmental protection, agroforestry on 15,000 ha for soil fertility and promoting improved cook-stoves in order to reduce pressure on forest resources. This project will benefit 19,317 poorest households which represents 17% of the total population.

FONERWA window/s: 
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
Key Project Outputs: 

Output 1: Forest plantations in Gatsibo district rehabilitated
Output 2: Woodlots for environment protection established
Output 3: Agroforestry systems promoted and adopted by farmers
Output 4: Increased access and use of improved cook-stoves

Partner Institution/s: 

Gatsibo District, ICRAF and Grassroots Development Organization

Project Team: 

Project executive: Adrie Mukashema /EMAIL:
Project Manager: Felix Rurangwa / email:

Forestry Technicians 1) Bakundukize Dismas/ email:
2) Iyakaremye Jean Baptiste :
M&E Specialist: to be recruited
ICRAF Focal person: Athanase Mukuralinda/ email:
Agrofrestry specialists: Alain Ndoli/email: and Ndayambaje Jena Damascene:, DFO: Sylvere Namuhoranye/email:; Admin & accountant: Nyagatere jean Bosco: Jean and Umutoni Mireille :