HAITI - CARIBBEAN
Planting Region & Country
Country Haiti - Caribbean
An Eden Project.
Type of Trees
Agro-forests - Planting includes species of citrus, mango, papaya, and moringa trees.
Mangrove reforestation play a key role in restoring and maintaining ocean health.
Key Impact Areas
Biodiversity & Habitats - Soil Stability & Erosion control - Climate Stability - Social Community Impact
This project will positively impact the lives of the native communities.
Agro community forests support food security in poverty-stricken areas.
Project Description & Objective
Haiti is one of the most environmentally degraded countries on earth. With 98% of its forests already gone, the UN estimates that thirty percent of Haiti’s remaining trees are destroyed each year. Charcoal production is a major cause of the continued deforestation of Haiti. This deforestation magnifies the effects of hurricanes and contributes to soil degradation, leaving the community with diminished natural resources.
Years of ecological devastation in Haiti have led to varying levels of crop failure, flooding, soil erosion, and water table depletion. To combat these effects, Our partner Eden works directly with community leaders to plant, protect and guard native trees to maturity. In doing so, Eden hopes to help restore the natural environment and implement agro-forestry techniques to aid in food security.