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Deforestation in Haiti

Clearing land for farming remains the main cause of deforestation in Haiti, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

In Haiti, the loss of tree cover - and the soil erosion that results - has made it much harder for farmers to grow food, worsening the hunger and poverty already gripping the country.

Ninety-eight percent of Haiti forests have been cut down, largely to make charcoal - the main cooking fuel in Haiti - where alternatives are unavailable or not affordable. The same forces drive deforestation in many other developing countries.

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