Rwanda - Forestry Management Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Nov 2001
Signature Date 20 Dec 2001
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31220
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 8,879,730.13
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project for the forest management support in Rwanda is designed as part of the intervention strategy of the African Development Bank in Rwanda as well as in the Government's development program. This programme is a priority in the resettlement of returnee populations and the sustainable management of forest resources as well as the protection of the environment and the preservation of biodiversity. The planned actions aim to enrich and preserve existing natural forests, to develop and strengthen buffer plantations around these forests, to involve people in the sustainable management of afforestation through agroforestry activities that provide them with income and to strengthen capacity of the Forest Service. The project, in addition to protecting the environment, should contribute to an increase in forest production through enrichment, development, improvement, protection of forests and lantations. The main components of the project are as follows: (i) forestry management; (ii) Protection of sensitive areas; (iii) Training and promotion of forestry activities; (iv) Institutional Support and (v) Project Management.

Project Objectives

At the sectoral level, the project's objective is to contribute to reducting poverty through the management and rational use of the country's forests and forest plantations, while preserving the environment. More specifically, the project aims to restore the country's wood potential through participatory forest management and increase the incomes of rural populations through the development of buffer plantations and community afforestations, the practice of agroforestry and diversification of activities through the private sector.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the riparian communities around the forests and plantations as well as the private sector actors involved in the development of wood and in execution of technical forest works.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Rwanda
Ministère de l'Agriculture et des Ressources Animales


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-AAD-001
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Rwanda