A third example originates from the districts of Marigot, Jacmel and Belle Anse in the southern part of the country: here smallholders and their families who farm in the buffer zones and within the “La Visite” and “Forêt des Pins” national parks at the foot of the Massif de la Selle are receiving support to construct and distribute energy-efficient stoves. Supportive primary education and economic measures are aimed at helping families to meet their fuel needs from alternative sources or from outside the protected areas.

A project proposal to conserve biodiversity by increasing agroforestry in the districts of Jacmel, Marigot and Belle Anse, the buffer zones of the “La Visite” and “Forêt des Pins” protected areas, has been submitted jointly with the Haitian partner ACDED to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and has been approved. It is expected to have impacts on two levels: on human capacity-building in the countries through initial and continuing vocational education and training, and on retaining the newly acquired knowledge in sustainable institutions.