23 Jun '11, 5pm

Great slideshow at our site on a food revolution unfolding in rural Haiti, from our new issue #food

To twenty-six-year-old Moccène Joachim, who works with Saintilmon, the MPP’s appeal is obvious, even though farming is all he’s ever known. Today, he and his gwoupman are demarcating a small plot of land they will reforest with avocado trees and moringa, a tree whose leaves are used as a nutritional supplement. “Every day I farm my own plot and then with my gwoupman,” he says, taking a break under a large mango tree. “When I’m done, I go out and talk to other people about what food sovereignty means. I’m young and without a college education, but I know things about life that I couldn’t have learned by living in the big city.” Among other things, Joachim has learned about practicing true sustainability by combining labor-intensive techniques, traditional drainage systems, and more efficient methods of seed collection and husbandry. Young farmers of his generation are also ...

Full article: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6337

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