01 June 2015, Rurindo, Rwanda - Beneficiaries of a joint FAO/VI Agroforest project in Rwanda in the Akagera basin, for a sustainable land management and improved livelihood, are seen taking shelter from a sudden downpour. Farmers are tought how to protect their land and the water resources through the Farma Field School (FFS). The natural resources of the Kagera river basin, which rises in Burundi and flows through Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania into Lake Victoria, are facing increasing pressures and degradation as a result of population pressures, the intensification of agricultural and livestock activities and unsustainable land use systems and management practices. The basin? land and freshwater resource base, its associated biodiversity and thereby human livelihoods and food security are threatened by declining productive capacity and resource value of the cropland, rangeland and forests and by wetland encroachment. The PDF-B grant aims to improve knowledge and strengthen capacities at local, technical and policy levels for the preparation of an integrated agro-ecosystems and biodiversity management framework - the Transboundary Agro-ecosystems Management Programme (TAMP).