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Books & Guides

The Real Story of Haiti's Forests

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Deforestation and charcoal production are often seen as the principal culprits for the endemic poverty in Haiti. This essay calls for a new narrative. Not only is this picture of Haiti incomplete and inaccurate, it is also counterproductive to the economic development of the country.

Created by Lucile Maertens & Adrienne Stork



Bwa Yo: Important Trees of Haiti

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This book, published in 1996, presents important tree species in Haiti as part of a USAID effort to address environmental degradation in Haiti. The trees presented are mainly those in the agricultural landscape, providing food or fuel, although trees with cultural or ecological importance are also presented.

Created by Joel Timyan



Syntropic Farming Guidebook

English
Kreyòl

A form of regenerative agroforestry driven by the power of natural succession which is beyond organic and sustainable, it produces an abundance. A game change for modern agriculture.

Created by Roger Gietzen



Syntropic Planting Guide 2021

English
Kreyòl

This overview design focuses on Haiti as a target location for agricultural development. It was created by The Global Freedom Project to help farmers in Haiti improve their yields and reduce land degradation.

Created by Roger Gietzen



An Illustrated Guide to Agroforestry

English
French

A small practical manual designed to enchant and present agroforestry to the general public.

Created by Joaonabao Lotufo



A Solution to Citrus Greening Disease

English
Kreyòl

Citrus greening disease is a bacterial disease transmitted by insects and sometimes also through grafts. It is massively impacting citrus production worldwide and is thought to be incurable. This article presents a promising solution proven in Brazil.

Created by Roger Gietzen

Translated by Sidney-Max Etienne