Haiti Reforestation Project
More than 800,000 mangroves planted in one year, and we continue to expand
The Haiti Reforestation Project restores tree cover by cultivating agroforestry systems that protect watersheds and improve food security. The project equips local farmers with the training, tools, and trees needed to design their plots, grow, and care for their trees while increasing their farms’ food production and biodiversity.
Additionally, Eden began rolling out a large-scale mangrove restoration initiative in 2020 and has planted over 800,000 mangroves in one year, and we continue to expand.
In Haiti, Eden works to change the approach to growing food by introducing agroforestry systems containing a diversity of fruit and nut trees combined with those that provide timber, fuelwood, and habitat values. The program includes training local farmers to effectively cultivate land in highland regions, which responds poorly to intensive agriculture and is best suited for agroforestry applications. By doing so, the Haiti Reforestation Project helps stabilize the land and increase soil fertility and moisture retention, resulting in higher production of fruits and other agriculture products.
These products can be sold domestically and internationally to increase household income while bringing back the natural ecological function to a highly degraded landscape.
Agroforestry project the provide essential habitat to increase biodiversity, protect and restore soil, improve water quality, and enhance local food security.