Haiti

Haiti Project

Plant Trees For Haiti

After decades of work and millions of dollars invested by the international community, Haiti remains one of the most environmentally degraded countries on earth. With 98% of Haiti’s forests already gone, the UN estimates that 30% of the nations remaining trees are being destroyed each year. The majority of Haiti’s population uses charcoal as their primary cooking fuel, and charcoal production is a major cause of the continued deforestation of Haiti. This deforestation magnifies the effects of hurricanes and contributes to soil degradation which leaves people without any way to farm their food.

A Sustainable Approach

Haiti is the 10th most fragile nation in the world ’ – Fund for Peace

Years of ecological devastation in Haiti has led to some serious consequences including, but not limited to, varying levels of crop failure, flooding, soil erosion and water table depletion. In Haiti, the destructive impact that environmental systems can have is exacerbated due to the lack of protection that native forests and mangrove systems provide. To combat this, our project team has been working directly with Providence University, and local community leaders through its partnership with Agrinotech and Amiga Island Ecological Foundation, to plant, protect and guard trees to maturity. In doing so, our hopes are to help restore the natural environment as well as provide agroforestry trees for food security.

You can Support the work that’s being done in Haiti by donating money to plant trees.

Coastal

North Haiti

Located off the northern coast of Cap Haitien

Mangrove reforestation and restoration project

Mangroves play a key role in restoring and maintaining ocean health

Inland/Agro-Forestry

Central Haiti

Partnerships with Providence University and Agrinotech

Agro community forests support food security in poverty-stricken areas

Planting includes species of citrus, mango, papaya, and moringa trees

Haiti Focus

Haiti remains one of the most environmentally degraded countries on earth.