Project Longhurst: More Trees – Cultivating change in Haiti

Chris Broome – Chartered Financial Planner

We promised to bring you regular updates on our corporate charitable giving programme, ‘Project Longhurst’, which aims to support organisations involved in humanitarian, animal welfare, environmental and financial education causes.

As a nod to Earth Day 2024, we thought it would be fitting to highlight the amazing work of our Environmental partner, More Trees.

We share their update below, about one of their latest projects – an agroforestry initiative in Haiti’s West and Nippes Department.

More Trees - Haiti
  • Forest Type: Agroforestry
  • Tree Species: Silk Cotton, Coconut, Cashew, Mango, Avocado, Cocoa, and more (16+ species)
  • Planting Seasons: July – August
  • Price: £1.50 per tree

Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Haiti is a captivating country boasting a vibrant culture, rich history, and a resilient spirit. It’s also a country grappling with severe challenges, including the highest rates of deforestation and extreme poverty in the world.

Pressures including population density, natural disasters, demand for fuelwood and a lack of sustainable practices have contributed to significant forest loss across the nation – something, we’re trying to reverse.

More Trees Haiti
More Trees
More Trees Haiti

This tree planting project aims to expedite the implementation of agroforestry practices in Haiti, fostering a more sustainable and resilient agricultural landscape that addresses environmental vulnerabilities and reduces climate change impacts.

In addition, this project is also:

· Empowering local women – by providing employment opportunities to address inequality and improve the prospects of women-led households, which constitute nearly half of all Haitian households.

· Pioneering pollinator agroforestry – by partnering with Prosperity Catalyst to cultivate products that can be vertically layered on farms and in forests in co-operation with partners, farmers, and honey producers.

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To read more about Project Longhurst, please visit our dedicated website page.

To find out more about More Trees, please visit their website.