The success of Rwanda's forest policy is explored in a new book “Forests for People – Insights into Rwanda’s Prized Forest Policy” published by the World Future Council. The book illustrates “a story of world records, brave people, rare animals and good solutions for the challenges of our time.” It not only looks into the forest policy itself but also finds much to recommend in the Rwandan tradition of “Umuganda”, which translates roughly as ”collective effort”, and in the creation of effective institutions. As 95 per cent of all households in Rwanda use wood or charcoal for cooking, the question of wood fuels and alternative energy sources is discussed. Further chapters cover biodiversity, agroforestry, gender issues and Rwanda’s ban on plastic bags.  (image by Nathalie Bertrams)
The success of Rwanda's forest policy is explored in a new book “Forests for People – Insights into Rwanda’s Prized Forest Policy” published by the World Future Council. The book illustrates “a story of world records, brave people, rare animals and good solutions for the challenges of our time.” It not only looks into the forest policy itself but also finds much to recommend in the Rwandan tradition of “Umuganda”, which translates roughly as ”collective effort”, and in the creation of effective institutions. As 95 per cent of all households in Rwanda use wood or charcoal for cooking, the question of wood fuels and alternative energy sources is discussed. Further chapters cover biodiversity, agroforestry, gender issues and Rwanda’s ban on plastic bags.
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