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Afenbô Communauté - Haiti

Country: 

Haiti

Site type: 

Ecovillage

Site function: 

Size:

160 acres

Elevation: 

1200 - 1400 m

Annual Precipitation:

1714 mm

Climate:

Aw - Tropical savanna climate

Biome: 

Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests

Bioregion: 

Guianan Forests & Savanna Bioregion

In the mountains of South Western Haiti lies the hidden village of Seguin. It is the centre for agrarian trade and resources in the area. Five hours from Port au Prince by road, it is the gateway to the Afenbo Community, another 60-minute walk to a lush valley of subsistence farmers. For generations, the farmers have been self-sufficient and able to generate meagre income from crop sales locally and via the long truck ride to Port au Prince. The goal in helping the residents redesign the valley growing system is to:

  • Make changes to cultural practices and develop new products that will improve soil health.

  • Increase the ecological stability, access, and harvests in ravines and eroded hillsides

  • Build a market within the AFENBO village to bring local trade closer

  • Make the valley healthier, increasingly self-reliant, and a model village.

- UNITED DESIGNERS -

United Designers Int.

UNITED DESIGNERS

INTERNATIONAL

Daniel Halsey

DANIEL HALSEY

Founder and Head of Design & Education

Let's talk and build a plan

for the future

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