From Eden Reforestation (Link to their website):
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 anyway to farm their food.
Every Would Board sold plants a tree. Eden Reforestation Projects has a holistic approach to reforestation and ecological restoration.
- Their national leaders partner with villages that are committed to restoring their forests.
- They then hire and train local villagers to plant new trees.
- They plant native tree species.
- The villages protect their new forests because they have a vested interest in them.
- Top tier seedling survival rate – over 80%. Even higher when natural generation is factored in.
We are honoured to contribute to the Eden Reforestation work in Haiti. They are planting Mangrove Trees to help restore and maintain ocean health and species of citrus, mango, papaya, and moringa trees because agro community forests support food security in poverty-stricken areas.