|Technician Ironce Pharèlus gives the first lesson|
to a new group of participants in the
community of Didye (participant since 2009).
|Jack Devine with Mathurin Dorcéus |
reflecting on the future of bee
production within HTRIP.
|Angel Hertslet posing with a group|
of young people in the community
of Anje (participant since 2006).
|Petit-Noel "Gérard" Alvarèz |
showing off his final product
of dried mangoes.
The rains have finally been consistent enough that tree distribution and planting is well underway. More than 45,000 trees have already left the central Deschapelles nursery. While this is a substantial amount in its own right, the HTRIP model focuses on local production within the communities where we work. The most recent count of community tree nurseries found the number of trees produced around 245,000.
Aside from the drought which could prove more painful a few months down the road for the rain-dependent HTRIP farmers, we are happy that 2012 has been very kind to us thus far. As always I would like to thank each and every HTRIP supporter for making this work possible.
The HTRIP Staff