Haiti Timber Re-Introduction Program (HTRIP)
The Haiti Timber Reintroduction Project (HTRIP), a project of the Friends of HAS Haiti, assists local farmers to plant tree plots in remote mountain communities. Each community then builds a small tree nursery, voluntarily staffed by project participants. The HTRIP model includes outreach, training and technical assistance to build vitality and self-sufficiency among participants and their communities.
The overarching goal of HTRIP is to plant one million trees in Haiti by 2016. HTRIP hopes to sustain:
- Improved agricultural output
- Income and food sources for participants
- Improved environmental services for downstream communities
- Increased habitat for wildlife species.