Timote Georges

Co-Founder, Smallholder Farmers Alliance

imote Georges was born in Haiti in 1978. He 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 Compana Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL), which was focused on carbon sequestration. While at the University for Peace, Timote was co-author of “The Fabric of Community” with the Earth Charter staff members. In 2002, Timote 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, Timote’s focus has been environmental rehabilitation, natural resource management and development capacity building at the community level. In 2010 he co-founded a Haitian community based, grass-roots organization called the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), or “Alyans Ti-plantè Ayiti” in Creole. In 2012, SFA became an independent NGO. Timote lives with his wife and son in Haiti. His aim is to pursue the dream of sustainability for an ecologically safer world.