9 March 2012
Last updated at 01:34
Sixty per cent of Haiti's land used to be covered by forest. Now, just 2% of its trees remain because of deforestation. It leaves Haiti vulnerable to landslides, especially during hurricane season.
Poverty is a major factor for the deforestation. Haitians cut trees down to make charcoal for fuel which can be sold at market.
Since the earthquake in 2010, Haiti Survie - an environmental charity - has planted 100,000 saplings in the south-east of the country.
Mango, papaya and citrus trees have been planted, with a view to selling the fruit as a cash crop.
Everyone in the community gets involved in the project, from children...
...to the older generation. Gabriel is responsible for the Boucan Guillaume nursery.
Sacks of local soil and organic compost are filled by local women. Seeds are then planted in the sacks.
Aldrin Calixte, one of the founders of Haiti Survie says: "We want to give people an alternative income to combat poverty. When people have fruit trees they can produce fruit to combat hunger."
There are five nursery networks in the south-east of Haiti. Four new projects are planned for the north, where 90,000 new saplings will be planted. (Photos courtesy of Christian Aid, Kate Ferguson, Matthew Gonzalez-Noda, Lucia Mbofana, Thony Belizaire, AFP and Getty Images)
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