Cooking With Green Charcoal Helps to Reduce Deforestation in Haiti

An interesting project is taking place in Haiti – involving a cooking fuel made from agricultural waste that can save trees. An organisation in northern Haiti is promoting the fuel to help farmers increase their yields and generate additional income.  The aim is to stop deforestation in Haiti and contribute to the sustainability of Haitian agriculture by teaching people to change their cooking methods.  The project also provides income opportunities for women entrepreneurs.  It offers a comparably priced, locally appropriate green cooking fuel to the Haitian marketplace, as well as encourages the adoption of biochar as a viable tool for increasing agricultural productivity and soil resiliency.

See http://blog.usaid.gov/2014/03/cooking-with-green-charcoal-reduce-deforestation-haiti/

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