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Hugh Locke

Hugh Locke is president 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. Locke is also president of the Impact Farming Foundation, which is using a social business approach to transform smallholder farmers into a global force to combat climate change, improve food security and empower women.

He is the author of The Haiti Experiment, and writes and lectures extensively on smallholder farming. Hugh was mentored by the late environmentalist and forester Richard St. Barbe Baker, and currently serves as literary trustee for Baker’s estate. In that capacity Hugh was involved in supporting Paul Hanley’s recent biography, Man of the Trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker, the First Global Conservationist.