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The project Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation (LAFREC) has changed to Active. To see more information, see the project information in the World Bank project database The Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation project of Rwanda has a development and global environmental objective to demonstrate landscape management for enhanced environmental services and climate resilience in one priority landscape. The project consists of two components. The first component will support the application of the landscape approach to forest restoration and conservation for the improvement of ecosystem functions and services in the Gishwati-Mukura landscape, and possibly adjacent parts of the Nile-Congo Crest. It aims to arrest and eventually reverse the ongoing land conversion in the area through forest restoration (to the extent feasible) and agro-forestry approaches in a manner that will maximize ecological connectivity and hydrological function in the landscape. The second component aims to demonstrate the potential and inform future implementation of forest friendly land rehabilitation approaches to leverage the much larger land husbandry investment programs being led by the agriculture sector, as well as any potential future investment programs in the water resources or forestry sectors that may also be interested in adopting the approach. To this end, support for applied research and systematic impact evaluation that goes beyond the immediate needs of the project is a sound investment.

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