Regeneration and Resiliency
When man and nature live harmoniously, the ecosystem, the watershed, and the families living in the region can work together to mitigate the trauma that takes place in natural disasters.
Deforestation takes place when trees and bushes are used for cooking fuel
Erosion takes place when heavy rains or wind have no trees or bushes to hold the soil in place
Soil is depleted of nutrients which supports the soil's fertility
Having a healthy ecosystem (or resilient watershed) in Haiti means having:
- trees that sway with the wind
- bushes and grasses that hold the soil in place
- windbreaks that deflect the elements
- windbreaks that provide economic, environmental, and community benefit
- windbreaks that allow the soil, crops, livestock, wildlife, and people to flourish
Click here .... for additional ways that watershed resilience is built
Restoring Haiti's environment would include:
- soil building
- disaster mitigation
- erosion control
- food production
We provide all the above information in our three-step regenerative development approach with community leaders.
On The Web:
USAID.gov Report: "Environmental Vulnerability in Haiti"
Climate Change Knowledge Portal "Haiti's Vulnerability"
OXFAM Research Reports: "Climate Change Resilience: The Case Of Haiti" (March 2014)
ProFor: "Building Resilient Productive Landscapes through a Participatory Watershed Management Planning Methodology (in Haiti)" (Apr 5, 2018)
UN Environment Programme: "In Haiti, Communities Take Aim at Deforestation" (no date)
Earth Observatory NASA: "Earthquake in Haiti Triggers Landslides" (Jan 2, 2021)