A group of Sisters of Mercy, friends, and colleagues walking with the Gros Morne, Haiti community.
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Agronomy
       Agronomy combines the expansive tasks of gardening, care for soil, trees and forests. Mercy Focus on Haiti agronomists are involved with the care of animals as well.
       One of the practices which has devastated Haiti has been the cutting down of the forests for fuel, cattle grazing areas and personal profit. Through the Agromony program that  Mercy Focus on Haiti supports many of the people of Gros Morne have received education regarding the impact of this practice.  They have planted over 100,000 trees on the hills of Gros Morne.  The seedlings for many of these trees are grown and nurtured by the agronomists supported by Mercy Focus on Haiti.
     The agronomists have oversight for training local Haitians in a goat husbandry and a community hen project. Both of these programs along with the reforestation and community gardens have not only provided the community with sustainable land and food sources, but they are developing a micro economy to allow women to have some source of income to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty.

 

 

 

Gros Morne, Haiti is located in the Northwestern portion of the Artibonite Valley.

Via car it takes approximately 5 hours to reach Gros Morne from the capital Port-au-Prince.