Trees That Feed Foundation

TTFF Hero: Timote Georges

Timote Georges is an agronomist, and Co-founder and Country Director for Haiti, with Smallholder Farmers Alliance.

Born in Haiti in 1978, Timote Georges grew up on a farm. He studied agronomy at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, because he wanted to provide support to farmers like his father who worked hard but had no technology to help them. Timote has worked on geoengineering (carbon sequestration), literacy, and alleviating socio-economic deprivation. Since 2008 he’s been concentrating on the developmental community level in Haiti with environmental rehabilitation and resource management.

Timote GeorgesIn 2010 Timote cofounded Smallholder Farmers Alliance, which is a grass-roots organization dedicated to restoring tree cover and improving out-of-date farming techniques in Haiti. Today SFA boasts over 2,000 members, some of whom have increased crop yields by as much as 50%. They have created 8 tree nurseries, planted 2.2 million trees, and created agroforestry cooperatives. SFA became an independent NGO in 2012 and began working with the Clinton Foundation to expand cooperatives in Haiti.

Timote lives with his wife and son and works tirelessly to get things done. Thank you, Timote, for caring so deeply and making such a difference for so many!

2 thoughts on “TTFF Hero: Timote Georges

  1. Timote,
    I am a board member of a group working in northern Haiti outside of Gonaives called Haiti Foundation of Hope. ( Our focus has been primarily medical and education. We would like to expand our efforts to help the economy and Haiti in general. It seems that a focus on Trees that Feed is a good place to start.

    It is difficult times in Haiti as I am sure you know. Iam wondering how your efforts are going and if you have to time to support our foundation with ideas and plans that promote trees.

    I am wondering besides trees that feed, to you have any trees that you work with that are fast growing for use in building material and wood for charcoal.

    1. Hello and thanks for reaching out. We at Trees That Feed Foundation focus on fruit trees. We want them to live a long time not to be cut down. As a guess, pine trees seem to grow even in poor soil so you may consider that. Jamaica has success growing teak although that may be more expensive. Good luck!

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