Terrace reforestation backed by Green Climate Fund, Gicumbi, Rwanda

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 07 February 2020 at 08:10:19 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 07 January 2021 at 08:13:21 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Reforestation, climate change, geohazard, urban growth, flash floods, erosion, agriculture, Rwanda
Fig. 1 - West-looking view of the Digital Elevation Model around Rwasama, Gicumbi region, Rwanda.
Fig. 2 - Along these steep hills, most crops are cultivated in terraces which is optimal to retain water, fight flash floods and erosion.
Urban growth, soil depletion, erosion have caused an increase in accidents and loss in human lives.
Fig. 3 - S2 (07.02.2020) - The non terraced western part has been targeted by the Green Climate Fund, enabling the Green Gicumbi Project.
Fig. 4 - S2 (07.01.2021) - 10 000 people have been hired to reforest 400 hectares of hillsides using terraces.