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Environmental and social reconstruction in Haiti: watershed management in Léogâne and PetitGoâve following the 2010 earthquake

Reforestation projects have not only contributed to restoration of the environment and better resilience following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, but have also created employment. The impact of the activities, which were carried out over a relatively short period of time (2010-2013), was felt in the cities of Léogâne and Petit-Goâve. The reforestation of the watersheds and construction work created temporary jobs for 7400 households and reduced flood damage caused by bad weather downstream. Thanks to these activities, the plant cover of the project area has returned to acceptable levels. Indisputably, the structural work, reinforced by the planting of trees and forage plants, has enabled restoration of the environment in a country that is seriously affected by land degradation.
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
FAO Unasylva, vol. 66, (25-26)
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function