Haiti presents a number of challenges to reforestation efforts.
One of them is getting the local people to take ownership of the projects. In order to facilitate this, we are reversing our normal ratio of 90% forest trees and 10% agricultural trees. We will initially be growing 90% agricultural trees, which will provide food and income for people and, in the case of Moringa, excellent fodder for animals. As the local communities experience the benefits these trees provide, we believe they will become committed to planting and protecting forest trees that provide erosion control, wildlife habitat, and restore the land. We are looking to a multi-storied planting approach. For example, trees such as Coconut, Haitian oak, Mahogany, and Chene as the upper canopy, citrus next, then coffee below that.