Haiti : Why cut down a Mango tree to make Charcoal?


Haiti - Coupe pye mango pou fe Shabon
I came across something disturbing in Haiti today... I saw a couple cutting down a Mango tree somewhere in Haiti to make charcoal (koupe pye mango pou fè chabon dife) and I am having a hard time understanding the reason since a mango tree can produce mangoes that these people can sell...

Mwen pa konprann lojik saa... Pou yon moun ap koupe yon pye mango pou fè chabon...

Yon sak chabon vann yon fwa sèlman, yon panie mango vann pou 200 goud, e yon pye mango ka bay plizyè panye mango chak ane.

So... Kisa ki pouse yon moun pou-w koupe mango saa ki ap pwodwi epi fè chabon ak li?

You can sell a bag of charcoal only once, a basket of mango sells for 200 Haitian gourdes, and a mango tree can produce many baskets each and every year

So what pushes a person to cut down to productive tree and turn it to charcoal?

What do you think about this?

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Tags: Deforestation, Charcoal in Haiti, Charbon Haiti, Mangoes in Haiti, Haitian Newsletter Articles, Environment

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Comments...

James Junior Jean Paul The deforestation needs a big campagne to promote,the propane gas whishes should be a solution,at the same time process the irrigation system,plant... see more
Reply · June 29 at 2:16 AM
James Junior Jean Paul The deforestation needs a big campagne to promote,the propane gas whishes should be a solution,at the same time process the irrigation system,plant... see more
Reply · June 29 at 2:16 AM
James Junior Jean Paul We need to reeducate our people,teach them new procedure to respect the mother nature,if someone cut one tree,he needs to plant 10 more,the propane... see more
Reply · June 29 at 2:02 AM
Marie Ange Salomon Some Mango trees can not produce mango, I remembered my family had a mango tree in the front yard and something happened to the tree and it stop... see more
Reply · May 25 at 9:19 PM
Gerard It so happen that today I was thinking about just that subject. I was asking myself the same question: Why? I concluded to this: a) This person... see more
Reply · May 25 at 6:50 PM
Bwa San Fey We need a strong police presence to eradicate this. First, we need to educate those people. I get sicken when hearing tree cutting for wood charcoal.
Reply · May 25 at 6:41 PM
Jay si ou di a fe sans min ske leta pata dwe mete couran paske san couran pep la ap toujou koupe bwa pou fe chabon gade la sindoning gin electricite se... see more
Reply · May 25 at 6:33 PM
Flio6 They are only thinking about today not tomorrow. A country can not move forward with this way of thinking.
Reply · May 25 at 4:34 PM
B Murphy Bridge Haiti is 98 % deforested due to use of charcoal for cooking. Check out this link for an alternative source: using agriculture waste to make charcoal... see more
Reply · May 25 at 3:22 PM

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