Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sustainable Harvest International?
An amusement park ride. Just kidding! We are a non-profit that provides training and tools to rural farmers, enabling them to overcome poverty and protect precious tropical forests at the same time. Learn more here.
What do you do?
Our locally-hired field trainers work with families, individuals, and communities to preserve our planet's tropical forests while overcoming poverty. Through techniques like organic vegetable gardens, wood-conserving stoves, and seed saving, families learn how to use sustainable agriculture to produce healthy food for their families, protect ecosystems, and increase their incomes. We use an innovative 5-phase approach to solving the agricultural, ecological, and economic problems of Central America. This approach is hands-on and long-term, ensuring that when families graduate from our program, the knowledge that they gain continues to feed them and protect the environment.
Where do you work?
We work in Central America and currently have programs in Belize, Honduras and Panama.
How can I get involved?
There are many ways! You can volunteer your time, organize a creative fundraiser, donate, create a partnership, or come to Central America with us and see it all with your own eyes (and get muddy at the same time).
Can I travel to Central America with you?
Yes! Read about our upcoming trips here.
What's your stance on GMOs?
We do not promote GMOs or other technologies that have not yet been proven safe. Since most GMOs are costly for farmers and designed to work in combination with costly, toxic pesticides, they do not fit with our commitment to growing in harmony with nature and farmers.
What's your stance on climate change?
Guided by the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), we recognize climate change as “a change of climate that is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere, and that is in addition to natural climate variability over comparable time periods.”