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[Ambassador report] (Free report) Deforestation concern, problem and solution in Rwanda

by Kevin RUSAGARA IRAGUHA | 10-01-2021 04:02 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Like other countries in the Sub-saharan Africa, Rwanda well known as the land of thousand hills also encountered and still encounters the problem of deforestation hence causing many damages and losses to the country.
Deforestation is the process of cutting down trees in large number without leaving other trees planted as replacements for the cut ones hence leaving the land bare and the space as well.
Rwanda encountered this problem in the past 20 years whereby it was after the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.

Many people would come back from other countries that they were in as exile and as they came, hey could approach the country.s  forests and cut down trees for their settlements.
Others would cut down the trees for firewoods and others for other purposes. 
Rwandan deforestation was driven by the need for food, medicine, charcoal and timber especially for commercial products. But the loss of so many trees in a rainy mountainous country has had severe environmental consequences. The region also experiences the soil erosion degradation and landslides.

But through the Rwanda National Forestry Policy implemented in the 2018 and the conservation effort together with the public awareness, Rwanda has set a target to increase it's forest cover to 30% of the total country land area through afforestation and reforestation by 2020.
Currently, about 30% global forest cover has been cleared and further 20% has been degraded which is a good achievement.

It is therefore imperative that all the Governments through their ministries of land and forestry develop and implement a very competitive forestry policy to realize quick forestry contribution to economic development and resilience to the effects of climate change. The revised policy will always be expected to transform the forestry sector into a more opportune and vibrant sector which promote alternative sources of energy and significantly reduce pressure exerted on wood biomass. so as to ensure the country's progression through Forestry.

Green cheers!!


Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Kevin
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 13-02-2021 15:37

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Kevin!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    I hope you are doing well.
    Thank you for telling us about the reforestation project in Rwanda.
    It is more regrettable that deforestation was carried out due to the tragic massacre.
    Forests are the home of human and animal lives, and if they disappear, serious desertification can begin.
    Instead of using wood as fuel, I think it's time for the international community to join forces to discuss ways to supply and use alternative energy together.
    Especially in Rwanda, how about allowing solar power to be distributed?
    I wonder what you think about this.

    Keep writing!

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 15-01-2021 15:59

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Hello Kevin
    Greetings from Nepal

    Deforestation of the major human made problem to cause different environmental issue. We cut down trees without proper management to fulfill our need

    Posted 13-01-2021 00:35

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Kevin,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Warm greetings from South Korea.
    Thank you for sharing ongoing concerns regarding deforestation in Rwanda.
    I am happy to hear that the aim 30% reforestation was well accomplished,
    and hopefully South Korea can also participate in global aim of afforestation.
    Deforestation is equal to decreasing oxygen and shorten length of life or harming human health.
    Hopefully more forests, city farm, eco-city and other green areas are settled.

    Green cheers!

    Posted 12-01-2021 21:27

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hey, Kevin
    Its me Sandhya Adhikari, E gen Ambassador from Nepal!!
    I do hope you are fine and staying safe with sound health,
    Deforestation is one of the most pressing challenge of most of the country,
    The haphazard cutting of the forest has created negative impact on the environment, the concerned authority should pay the keen interest for the preservation of the forest,

    Thank you so much for sharing about problems and solution of deforestation on the Rwanda.

    keep sharing,

    We are eager to read much more from you in coming days,

    Green Cheers from Nepal,

    With Regards,
    Sandhya Adhikari

    Posted 11-01-2021 02:09


  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thanks for sharing this informative report .

    Posted 11-01-2021 00:12

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Kevin

    Thanks for sharing this nformative report .
    Keep Sharing
    Warm Regards ,
    Posted 10-01-2021 12:53

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