JP's AGROFORESTS ARE LIFELINES IN HAITI
In partnership with families on the land, JP furnishes the planning, training and thousands of forest, nut, and fruit trees to plant agroforests in the patchwork quilt of smallholder plots in the mountains of Haiti.
They restore the capacity of land to support the families who live on it.
They grow trees, food, and economic security.
They re-green Haiti's barren mountains, which stop soil loss, conserves water, and reduces floods.
They are effective and sustainable, because they are rooted in Ecology and Economics and are planted by the families who live and depend on the land.
JP provides post planting inspection and followup to insure sustainable agroforestry practices are followed.
MAKING BREAD IS PART OF REFORESTING HAITI
JP's agroforests work but they don't fall out of the sky. They happen because they are sponsored by people like you.
More than 60 percent of Haiti's population lives in small towns and villages
More than 90 percent of families have incomes of less than $500 per year
WHERE YOU ARE BORN IN HAITI is most likely where you'll live out your life and raise your family. For more than 60% of Haiti's population that means small towns and villages.
The rural communities we serve are situated in challenging places, but all have human and ecological resources that can build secure livelihoods. Realizing that potential is the purpose of Partner For People & Place. Since 2008 we have been working with the people here to develop rural economies based on:
Local value-added processing of crops
Growing and making commodities that Haiti needs
NORTHEAST HAITI is a hot tropical place and the people who live there are among the world's poorest. Some live in the midst of thorny land too dry to grow food crops for half the year; others on steep mountain land difficult to farm and rapidly losing its soil and trees. All live in a place with tropical disease, frequent natural disasters and in a poor country destitute of services to help. Most eke out the most basic of livelihoods of subsistence.
On the positive side of the human equation there are powerful resources for positive change: