A widely cited report from 1979 suggested that existing wood supplies in Haiti would be enough to meet increasing charcoal demand until around the year 2000, but that ongoing charcoal production could result in an environmental apocalypse (Voltaire 1979, 21, 23). The prediction that wood supplies in Haiti would be exhausted by 2000 was also supported by a report on trends emerging from early remote sensing analyses of aerial photographs spanning from 1956 to 1978, for three different locations in Haiti (Cohen 1984, v‚iiv). And yet, some 40 years later, Haitians continue to produce large quantities of charcoal despite these dire predictions to the contrary.
Effet de différentes densités de semis et de l’association culturale sur les performances du maïs (Zea mays) et du sorgho (Sorghum bicolor) en culture intercalaire avec le pois inconnu (Vigna unguiculata) dans la commune de la Croix-Des-Bouquets.
Intercropping is the main farming method practiced in Haiti. It occupies more than 65% of the useful agricultural areas, with the dominance of cereals (maize, sorghum), cultivated mainly with legumes such as the cowpea. Poor farming practices is one of the main constraints encountered in this system, especially in terms of densities. The plants are grown at low seed densities, so finding an optimum density that promotes better yields is difficult.