The Rotary Club of Tallahassee (RCT) is initiating a project to plant deep-rooted perennial grasses to reduce soil erosion and alleviate the above-described problems in Haiti.
Soil erosion is a major problem in Haiti, mostly as a result of deforestation which results from harvesting charcoal. Widespread deforestation has made the land susceptible to torrential rains, deadly flooding and mudslides, and hurricanes. The soil washed away is deposited in the ocean, where it is not needed, affecting marine plants and animals. The topsoil lost results in reduced soil fertility, drastically reducing agriculture productivity.
For more information please contact Tawainga Katsvairo at Tawainga@buctechnologies.com for more information.