Learn about Sustainable Harvest International in just 30 seconds.

Or, if you have more time, get comfortable and watch the story of one Honduran farmer in Planting Hope.

Why? More than half of the world’s tropical forests are already gone and we are losing the other half at the rate of one acre every second. As a result, more than half the species of plants and animals in the world are disappearing, along with carbon stores, which stabilize the climate.

It is estimated that 30-40% of deforestation is the result of small scale farmers. Every day, subsistence farmers are unable to provide their families with the modest food and income they need to survive. Lacking access to formal education and unaware of any other way, farmers continue to rely on slash-and-burn agriculture.

3.1 billion people in the developing world live in poverty, and 70% of those going hungry live in rural areas where land is available for farming.

Sustainable Harvest International was built on the fact that environmental degradation and rural poverty are unavoidably linked. That’s why the solution must also be linked.

Since 1997, we have provided local, long-term technical assistance and training to rural farming families in Central America.

Our proven model equips and empowers low-income farmers with the resources to implement alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture, sustain the land for future generations of farmers, halt tropical deforestation, and build strong, self-supporting communities through agribusiness.  
We invite you to learn more about our methods and the big impact they are having in the lives of thousands of Central American farmers.


"I must admit that before Sustainable Harvest International, I was a destroyer of the forest. I am very regretful of this. My field trainer has taken my blindfold off and made me conscious of the importance of protecting the forest." 

- Adan Jose Rivera, Honduras