Rwanda planting 30 million trees to save environment
Rwanda planting 30 million trees to save environment (This Is Africa)
…Dr. Vincent Biruta, Rwanda’s Minister of Natural Resources, said, “I encourage all Rwandans to plant as many trees as they can to help prevent erosion and rehabilitate our natural forests,” KT Press reported.
According to Rwanda’s Natural Resources Authority (RNRA), as part of the program:
- The planting season targets to use 66,000 hectares across the country representing 2.5 percent of the country’s total surface area.
- New forest woodlots will be planted on 7,818 hectares.
- Over 49,000 hectares of agroforestry systems will be planted.
- 40,000 fruit trees will be planted in the districts of Nyagatare, Ngoma and Kamonyi
- Bamboo trees are being planted in gullies to help rehabilitate degraded land across affected zones.
- Trees are also being planted to rehabilitate forests on 1,010 hectares of public land.
According to KT Press, this year’s tree planting season, which was launched in Gatsibo District is running under the theme, ‘efficient use of biomass energy to safeguard our forests’.