Where We Work
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, 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 agroforestry techniques to aid in food security.
- Mangrove reforestation and restoration project
- Mangroves play a key role in restoring and maintaining ocean health
- Agro community forests support food security in poverty-stricken areas
- Planting includes species of citrus, mango, papaya, and moringa trees