24 Feb '13, 1pm

Timberland brings sustainable benefits to farmers

Timberland brings sustainable benefits to farmers

Timberland continues to live up to it’s Earthkeepers® name and mission of “doing well and doing good” with news that three years after committing to plant 5 million trees in five years, they have achieved 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 Allianc e(SFA) , Timberland supports an agroforestry program to train Haitian farmers to improve crop yields – and has planted 2.2 million trees along the way. In 2010, Timberland teamed up with representatives from the Smallholder Farmers Alliance to create a self-sustaining agroforestry model that would deliver agricultural improvement, environmental restoration and economic growth for participating farmers through the development of eight community tree nurseries and agricultural ...

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