In the third hungriest country in the world, only 2% of the original forest remains. The connection between poverty and deforestation is undeniable, especially for a population that relies on agriculture. The world turned its eyes towards Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, but the devastation caused by frequent hurricanes and other storms often goes unnoticed. Storms hit Haiti often, but Plant With Purpose farmers have greatly reduced their vulnerability. The world is again watching Haiti after the assassination of President Moise in July 2021 as the country faces great insecurity. Through partnership, smallholder farming families in Haiti are anchoring the roots of hope both for today and tomorrow. By planting trees and implementing soil conservation methods, they are preventing erosion and ensuring better protection against natural disasters. By using sustainable agriculture methods that restore the land’s fruitfulness, they are increasing their food production and incomes. And by forming savings-and-loan groups, they are creating financial safety nets.
Activities include training for rural farmers in sustainable techniques such as organic fertilizers, agroforestry, reforestation efforts, soil conservation, family gardens, and rainwater harvesting. Support is also provided for savings-led microfinance groups, and building of church leadership.
community development, capacity building, environment
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- Haiti>Nord>Acul du Nord
- Haiti>Ouest>Croix des Bouquets>Cornillon
- Haiti>Ouest>Croix des Bouquets>Fonds Verrettes
- Economic Recovery and Development