Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!

by Trees for the Future
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Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Help Reforest the Barren Lands of Haiti!
Jul 7, 2014

Bethel Report (April-June)

A child joins in the tree planting
A child joins in the tree planting

Hi GlobalGiving Supporters!

Trees for the Future (TREES) continues to make significant progress in combating poverty, food insecurity, and land degradation in the village of Bethel, Haiti. Working with the farmer group leader, TREES has extended integrated land management strategies promoting tree planting with 10 households primed to plant over 12,000 trees this year. For each farmer a variety of trees are being incorporated onto a single piece of land based upon diversifying agricultural production, plant interactions, and spatial and temporal spacing. The new initiative is called the Forest Garden, and as an integrated system, it has more potential than any individual component.

These tree varieties have been selected for their ability to produce a variety of forest products including fruit, timber, and fuelwood. By encouraging farmers to diversify the trees and crops on their plot of land, they not only increase their own food security, but they can mitigate risks associated with fluctuating agricultural markets and pest attacks. Soil-enriching nitrogen-fixing trees also help to build the soil and contribute to general soil fertility. The system improves farmer livelihoods and the environment at the same time, and it has taken off in Bethel with 21 participating farmers this year. The first rainy season’s planting (April-June) was successful and the second (August-October) is poised to be even better.

To find the project enter in the following GPS points into Google Maps: 18 45.665, -72 23.179

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Trees for the Future

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland - USA
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Trees for the Future
Erica Sieg
Project Leader:
Erica Sieg
Development Associate
Silver Spring, Maryland United States

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