Learning Environmental Adaptation for Food Security

Project Duration: December 2012 – March 2014

Area: Gatsibo and Kayonza districts in Eastern Province

Target Beneficiaries: 6080 households (36480 people). Particular attention was given to households headed by women, with children under 5, with people living wit HIV/AIDS (PLWH), and with elderly people through 136 cooperatives in 13 sectors.

Project Goal: To increase food security among women, men, girls and boys most vulnerable to climate change in the refugee/returnee areas of Gatsibo and Kayonza Districts in Rwanda

Project Summary: The LEAF project provides trainings start-up inputs in permaculture kitchen gardening with integrated organic pest management, training in Water harvesting/saving irrigation, post-harvest techniques, climate change and environment protection including promotion of smokeless improved cooking stoves, protective agro-forestry: tree planting through households and cooperatives, environmental committee capacity building, gender equality, women empowerment, financial management, leadership and literacy training, health and nutrition training.