A worker plants "Q'enua" (Polylepis) in a community nursery. FAO is helping reforest Peru with this native source of fuel wood and rustic building material. - - Community Forestry and Reforestation. The Andean region consumes three million tonnes of wood per year, most of it indiscriminately cut by 5 million rural poor who need fuel wood and housing materials, thus resulting in scarcity of wood, erosion of soils and reduction of livestock and employment opportunities. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has initiated a pioneer reforestation programme to support INFOR (National Forestry and Animal Life Institute) efforts to motivate, capacitate and assist Andean communities in implementing forestry activities to promote their self-development. Project objectives are to satisfy domestic fuel wood demands, improve agriculture production, and augment rural forest industries. FAO activities include an improved wood stove programme, school forestry education programmes, community nurseries, charcoal and furniture-making industries, extension training and radio programmes.