The impact of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on January 12, 2010 affected Haiti's capital and nearby towns and killed up to 230,000 people. Damages and losses were evaluated at around US$8 billion or 120 percent of GDP.
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This note summarizes the results of a
study of twenty-one agroforestry projects in six Central
American and two Caribbean countries which analyzed the
profitability... Show More + of agroforestry for farmers as a crucial
incentive to adoption. The findings indicate that many
agroforestry practices are profitable under a broad range of
conditions and are therefore likely to be widely applicable.
Successful projects have worked with local communities,
responding to local needs and preferences and offering
farmers a broad selection of species and systems from which
to choose. Demonstration plots and training of local people
as paratechnicians have been low-cost and effective means of
identifying techniques and practices suited to the region. Show Less -