Rwanda

Assessment: Underway

Committed

2 million hectares
  • 2011 2 million hectares by 2020

In 2011, the government of Rwanda pledged to bring 2 million hectares under restoration by 2020, representing the proportionally highest national commitment to the Bonn Challenge to date. Given Rwanda’s high population density and the importance of agriculture to the economy, agroforestry—the incorporation of trees into agricultural landscapes—represents the most important and wide-reaching restoration opportunity. Natural forest regeneration, such as in the famed Gishwati Forest Reserve, as well as establishing protective forests along steep slopes, wetlands, and rivers also represent important restoration opportunities.