Timoté Georges is executive director and co-founder of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), a non-profit working to feed and reforest a renewed Haiti using a new agroforestry model in which smallholders plant trees to earn credits that they exchange for seed, tools, training and other agricultural and community services.
Georges studied Natural Resources and Peace at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. While studying there he worked with an association of coffee producers in the community of El Rodeo and at the nurseries of the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL), which was focused on carbon sequestration. During his time at the University for Peace, Georges was co-author of “The Fabric of Community” with the Earth Charter staff members. In 2002 he joined the Haiti presidential program called “Alfa-Economic” which brought a literacy campaign that aims at alleviating socio-economic deprivation in the rural areas of Gonaives.
Since 2008, George’s focus has been environmental rehabilitation, natural resource management and development capacity building at the community level. He currently serves on the board of the Raising Haiti Foundation.