Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In Haiti, Planting Trees is No Simple Matter

Doucet, Petit-Goâve, HAITI, Nov 29 2013 (Haiti Grassroots Watch) - Reforestation and soil conservation programmes costing many thousands of dollars in this rural community have resulted in hundreds of small ledges built of straw or sacks of earth. In certain areas, the earthworks seem to be lasting, but in others, they are disintegrating.

The construction and destruction of the anti-erosion ledges – all made with foreign development and humanitarian money – offer an example of how at least some of Haiti’s reforestation projects turn out.

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