Environmental protection is amongst our priorities because we want to create sustainable and durable solutions for our future generations.
The protection of the environment is one of the main objectives of MOUCECORE. This particular branch especially concerns Rwanda’s farming population, the national economy is reliant in subsistence agriculture, which makes up one third of the GDP (in 2012) and 80% of total employment. The main goal of the programs is to increase the understanding of the importance of environmental protection and the negative impacts of climate change. The programs aim to improve the economic wellbeing and environmental sustainability of rural communities.
The members of local communities are organized in cooperatives or Self-Help Groups (SHGs), in order to create durable and sustainable action. Some of the activities of the programs include:
- Awareness creation
- Capacity building of community members through cooperatives and Self-Help Groups (SHGs)
- Promoting good environmental protection and management practices
- Promoting energy efficient cook stoves for a sustainable utilization of forest resources
- Community tree planting and the promotion of afforestation and reforestation.