Many communities across the globe could benefit from our program. So, how do we go about deciding where to work? Renée Johnson, our executive director, explains how we selected our two newest communities in Belize.
Originally from Costa Rica, Carolina is one of three interns from EARTH University working with Sustainable Harvest International this fall. Carolina is conducting her research in Belize. In this interview, Carolina shares her thoughts on school, her mom, and working with rural farmers.
Originally from Colombia, Maria is one of three interns from EARTH University working with Sustainable Harvest International this fall. Maria is conducting her research in Panama. Here, Maria shares her passion for her home and work and vision for the future with us.
I saw that the organization works with long-term projects targeting low-income farming families that need some support to improve their livelihoods. The organization works in 5 specific areas: agroforestry, environment, food security, livelihoods, and learning capacity. All of this while promoting organic techniques to improve people’s health and stop the environmental damages caused by conventional agriculture.
Because I was interested in doing an internship in forestry, I was hoping Sustainable Harvest International’s work would focus mainly in this field. However, once I started working with Sustainable Harvest International in Panama I realized that the work was very different from what I had expected.
This wasn’t a negative thing for me, however. Sustainable Harvest International’s work is about forestry but it’s more complex than just that.
I plan to apply the knowledge I gained through interning with Sustainable Harvest International in my country (Ecuador), promoting development in rural communities and bringing new and innovative ideas on how to generate positive change.