ForestNation is committed to help Haiti restore its degraded lands to sustainable productivity. Tree planting in Haiti is a fundamental part of this restoration and ForestNationis concentrating its efforts in the planting of trees to provide fruit, animal foder, construction materials and sustainable fuel wood for the local populations. The trees are integrated into the local agriculture and gardening systems.
Generations of unsustainable land-use practices coupled with pressure from increasing population have led to severe land degradation in Ethiopia. This land degradation reduces agricultural productivity and fodder production for livestock, forcing people to farm and graze the land even more intensively to sustain themselves, thereby contributing to a cycle of poverty.
This cycle of poverty in Ethiopia is caused by multiple interrelated factors, and is difficult to escape. The main underlying causes of land degradation consist of socio-economic (e.g. populati...