APEFA originally called the Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Promotion of Improved Homes, APEFA was created on February 15, 2002. In 2007, on decision of the General Assembly of 2007-5-19, it was called Action for the Protection of the environment and the promotion of agricultural sectors (APEFA in short).
It has 20 members and conducts its operations in the Western Province especially in districts Rubavu, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Karongi, Nyamasheke, Rusizi and Nyabihu. In Eastern Province APEFA carries out its activities in Bugesera, Nyagatare and Kayonza Districts with Rulindo and Musanze in Northern Province, Huye District in Southern Province and Gasabo District in Kigali City. Its head office is located in Kigali City, the district of GASABO, in Salesians of Don Bosco Provincial House at Kimihurura.
It is a member of the League and joined Action Forum Approved by the Ministerial Order No. 99/11 of 31 July 2008 in the Official Gazette No. 38 of 22 September 2014.
Regional Workshop on Monitoring and Reporting on Due Diligence and Mineral Chain in Great Lakes Region
Achievements realised by PAREF NL2 from December 2014 to May 2016 under the supervision of APEFA in Zone 3 composed of Karongi, Nyamasheke and Rusizi Districts.