Category Archives: Promoting sustainability: civil society, women, and trees

#haitifruittrees Rural women represent the critical triangular relationship between farm, market, and family. Investing in women through their associations strengthens their triangular role as well as their collective voice in local policy making.

Another Day, Another Step

Our post hurricane integrated governance and food security program in southern Haiti distributes high market value fruit trees to women farmers through their local community organizations. A successful pilot funded last December and January by concerned friends gave us some … Continue reading

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A Breadfruit for Data Partnership

#caribbinstitute (The Caribbean Institute, TCI) has partnered with @TreesThatFeed (the Trees That Feed Foundation, TTFF) to strengthen our support of women in southern Haiti who are recovering from the devastation wreaked by hurricane Matthew.  You can call it the Breadfruit … Continue reading

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A First Hand Account of a Fruit Tree Distribution in the Grand Anse

What could I expect? Bert Laurent, a friend and Executive Chairman at The Caribbean Institute had asked me to accompany a delivery of fruit tree seedlings by truck from TCI’s nursery near Port au Prince, over sometimes challenging, rocky, mountain … Continue reading

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Follow a Fruit Tree Distribution in Haiti in Real Time (Via Live Twitter!)

Follow us “live” on twitter (@caribbinstitute) as Board Member Henry Hogarth brings several hundred fruit tree seedlings to women gardeners in the Grande Anse, a region of southern Haiti that was severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew! The fruit trees are being delivered to one of … Continue reading

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Giving Fruit Trees for Christmas!

An urgent appeal to our readers for donations: Please help us provide fruit trees to farmers in the hurricane-impacted area of Haiti. Click here to make a gift!  Until just a few weeks ago Haiti’s southern peninsula used to be the country’s breadbasket. … Continue reading

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