CONSERVATION OF SOIL AND REFORESTATION IN SAVANE CARRE
(Haiti Libre) -
The Embassy of Japan in Haiti has inaugurated in the presence of the Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Kentaro Minami, of Departmental Director of the Ministry of the Environment, Accéus Manus and the agronomist Josué Charlecin, Coordinator of the Fraternal Organization for the Development of Savane Carré (OFDS) [NGO], the "Soil Conservation and Reforestation in Savane Carré Project" in the Artibonite Department, a project conducted by the OFDS.
Believing strongly that the environment component should be a dominant element of the reconstruction process in Haiti, the Government of Japan, through funding of USD$100,984 has decided to make every effort to provide to the first communal section of Savane Carré d'Ennery, the essential elements of a good beginning for such an approach. The results of this project will be among other things :
Planting of 11,560 fruit trees (mango, orange, chadequiers, lemon)
Planting of 8,000 forest trees (oaks, brakes, cedar, cassia, mahogany, eucalyptus)
Treatment of 3 km of gullies
The construction of 401 thresholds
The valuation of protected areas between the thresholds by suckers of banana and yam mounds
The construction of 25,000 linear feet of vegetative strips with sugar cane and pineapple suckers.