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December 5, 2013 | InterAksyon
Poor Haitians Raise $150 for Yolanda-hit Philippine Farmers
Their donation may be a drop in an ocean of billions in international aid, but dirt-poor Haitians who have known how difficult it is to recover from a cataclysm have pooled together $150 and donated... read more 

November 20, 2013 | Virgin Unite
Haiti farmers pull together to sow some hope in the Philippines
It is truly heart-warming to see the compassion and empathy expressed around the world towards all those devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines... read more 

November 15, 2013 | Fordham University
Helping Haitians Help Themselves
About midway through delivering Fordham’s fall Gannon Lecture in the United Nation’s Delegates Dining Room on Nov. 15, author and humanitarian Hugh Locke paused to collect... read more

September 24, 2013 | PR Newswire
Online Game Plants Trees in Haiti
For every virtual tree planted as part of a new online social network game called The Hive, a real tree will be planted in Haiti by  the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA). The Hive, which begins... read more

August 6, 2013 | Borgen Magazine
Can Smallholder Farming Reduce Poverty?
The agricultural industry has been marked by increased industrialization and new technologies in recent years, however, smallholder farmers still make up two billion of the world’s farmers... read more

July 29, 2013 | CNN International
CNN Profiles Haiti's Smallholder Farmers Alliance
CNN International's "Going Green" reports on how a group of farmers in Haiti—the Smallholder Farmers Alliance—is planting one million trees a year and bringing hope back to the country. The organization is sponsored by Timberland, with additional support from the Clinton Foundation… watch video

July 10, 2013 | CNN International
Can Family Farming Make Poverty History?
In Haiti, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), a cooperative of 2,000 farmers started in 2010, has established tree nurseries planting one million trees a year in a country which has lost 98 percent of its trees to deforestation. The SFA provides high quality seeds... read more

July 5, 2013 | CNN International
Can Planting Trees Fight Natural Disasters?
Philippe Cousteau joins Smallholder Farmers Alliance for a day of tree planting in an area prone to floods in Haiti... watch video

July 4, 2013 | CNN International
Planting a Million Trees a Year
In a rural area near Gonaives, two thousand Haitian farmers are planting millions of trees and reaping real benefits... watch video

July 2, 2013 | CNN International
Haiti's Greener Future: From Devastation to Hope
CNN's "Going Green" team recently visited Haiti to see firsthand the environmental challenges the country is faced with today. Whether it be politics, poverty, the economy, natural disasters or environmental degradation, Haiti is a country whose myriad problems have been felt for years... read more

June 14, 2013 | Food Tank
Food Cooperatives in Haiti: A Chance to Advance
The food aid the poured into Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010 fed thousands of Haitians who lost their homes and income. But the flood of food and seed donations eventually... read more 

April 24, 2013 | Clinton Foundation
Transforming Agroforestry in Haiti
Growing up on a farm in Haiti, I saw my father working very hard but having a difficult time making a good living. I eventually realized that he was working without any technical support, and I decided to study agronomy so that I could provide that support to other farmers. I also came to... read more

March 18, 2013 | Haitilibre
Positive impact for the SFA Cooperative of Gonaïves
During the recent visit in Haiti, of the Agricultural Investment Delegation, led by former President Bill Clinton, the latter visited the tree nursery of the cooperative Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) of Gonaïves. On this occasion, the Clinton Foundation, announced a $150,000 grant.... read more

March 15, 2013 | Clinton Foundation
Brewing a Better Future by Investing in Haiti's Agriculture
A little over a year ago we acquired the BRANA brewery, making BRANA an official part of the HEINEKEN footprint. HEINEKEN is active in many emerging markets, like Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico and Thailand. For us it is absolutely imperative and a key requirement to.... read more

March 12, 2013 | Caribbean Journal
Clinton Foundation, Virgin Unite, Yunus Launch "Haiti Forest" Initiative
The Clinton Foundation, Virgin Unite and Yunus Social Business have announced the launch of “Haiti Forest,” a new initiative aimed at solving social and environmental issues in Haiti through reforestation. As part of the initiative, 10,000 hectares of land are being committed... read more

March 12, 2013 | Haitilibre
Visit of Bill Clinton, Important Economic Benefits
During his fourth visit of investments in Haiti, former President Bill Clinton, accompanied by a delegation composed of several businessmen and businesswomen foreigners working in various fields, including agriculture and representatives of multinationals, Bill Clinton announced... read more

March 11, 2013 | Clinton Foundation
Clinton Foundation Announces More than $700,000 in Grants to Haiti Agricultural Sector
Today, the Clinton Foundation announced over $700,000 in targeted grants in support of agriculture, energy and the environment. These commitments will create new jobs, diversify products, develop new technologies and programs, and provide outreach and training... read more

February 15, 2013 |
Aid Worker Proposes Solution to Break Haiti's Vicious Cycle of Poverty
For the past three years Hugh Locke has been conducting an unusual experiment in Haiti, creating a new development model for a people who have known profound hardships for many years – and who are facing a headwind of more misery this year... read more

February 15, 2013 | JustMeans CSR News
Nature Needs for Social Innovation Heroes Like Timberland
It has been three years since the destructive earthquake struck the island of Haiti.  During this time, Timberland's social innovation efforts have helped plant 2.2 million trees in the rural area surrounding Gonaives, providing food, fuel and shelter... read more

February 5, 2013 | The Ecologist
Frontline Online: Millions of Trees Improve Life in Haiti
The Ecologist's Lorna Howarth reports on news and action from the environmental frontline.... Haiti seems to have more than its fair share of environmental disasters, with a massive earthquake and severe hurricanes affecting the country in the last three years alone... read more

January 28, 2013 | CNBC
Timberland Helps Haiti Plant 2 Million Trees, and Counting
Three years after committing to plant 5 million trees in five years, Timberland shares progress of improved environmental, economic and social conditions in the rural region near Gonaives, Haiti.  In partnership with a local non-governmental organization, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance... read more

January 28, 2013 | Forbes
Timberland Helps Haiti Plant 2 Million Trees, and Counting
In the three years since a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti, Timberland has helped plant 2.2 million trees in the rural area surrounding Gonaives. Timberland partnered with Smallholder Farmers Alliance, a local non-governmental organization... more

September 28, 2013 | Le Nouvelliste
Regard critique de Hugh Locke sur l'aide internationale à Haïti
Hugh Locke, cofondateur de YéléHaiti avec Wyclef Jean et Jerry Duplessis, plaide en faveur de la redéfinition des rapports entre Haïti et la communauté internationale. Les six années passées à la direction de YéléHaïti lui ont permis de voir les dessous de l'aide internationale... more