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PARTNER FOR PEOPLE AND PLACE works with people at the grassroots to solve the problems of poverty.
Partner for People and Place believes sustainable solutions come from joining the entrepreneurship of local people with the ecology of the place where they live. To support that partnership we provide technical resources and facilitate community action. We work from the ground up.
Our current project is JATROPHA PEPINYÈ. Jatropha Pepinyè is a nonprofit cooperative of smallholder farmers in northeast Haiti that fosters sustainable agriculture - farming that is tied to the ecological capabilities of the land and the capacities and aspirations of local families. Sustainable farming is structured on multiple crops in order to produce stable farm income throughout the year. ITS GOAL IS TO GIVE FAMING FAMILIES CONTROL OVER THEIR LIVELIHOOD. One of the crops that help do this in this arid region is Jatropha - a native woody plant that is exceptionally adapted to drought but also delivers valuable seeds, which are transformed locally into soap, personal care oils, biodiesel, animal feed and fertilizer.
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Haiti Project Jatropha Pepinyè
Jatropha curcas is a native plant to Haiti What is Jatropha?
Jatropha (Jatropha Curcas) is a small tree about the size of a citrus tree, which is native to Haiti and produces non-edible seed oil. While largely unnoticed in Haiti today, its seeds are a high yield source of liquid bio-fuel.Read More