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Stemming mountain-forest loss in Rwanda | Global 3000

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Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa. More than ten million people live in an area the size as the German state of Brandenburg. Many Rwandans are small farmers living in rural areas and are surrounded by sub-tropical mountain cloud forests. But this combination of unique nature and a growing population is not without conflict. Ever more mountain cloud forests are being cleared to open up farming land. But not only the forests are shrinking, agricultural earnings are falling too. A team of German agro-scientists on the ground is working on a concept to harmonize the interests of people and nature.