SUSTAINABLE HARVEST INTERNATIONAL

Planting the Seeds for a Better Tomorrow

aka SHI   |   Boston, MA   |  www.sustainableharvest.org

Mission

We preserve the environment by partnering with families to improve well-being through sustainable farming.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Elliott Powell

Main address

177 Huntington Ave Ste 1703 #23701

Boston, MA 02115 USA

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EIN

43-2023182

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (K02)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Forest Conservation (C36)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sustainable Harvest International - Sustainable Farming Extension Program

Since 1997, has provided long-term technical assistance and training to rural farming families in Central America. This 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.

Participants’ key environmental challenges are deforestation, water pollution, and climate change.

Balancing culture and tradition with new technology, SHI has raised the standard of living for thousands of Central Americans. Communities have become self-sufficient and thrive as a whole; all the while repairing and maintaining the environment—the "life support system” of our planet for the benefit of us all.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Acres of land that have been reforested by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sustainable Harvest International - Sustainable Farming Extension Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of trees planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Indigenous peoples, People of Latin American descent

Related Program

Sustainable Harvest International - Sustainable Farming Extension Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over the past 20 years, we've planted 4 million climate-stabilizing trees across Central America, thanks to supporters like you.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sustainable Harvest International - Sustainable Farming Extension Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

OUR FIVE AREAS OF IMPACT:

1. Preserve tropical forests and the life-sustaining functions they provide.
2. Increase access to healthy food for all program participants.
3. Increase community capacity to practice sustainable farming that is compatible with local culture and the environment.
4. Increase household and community income.
5. Transfer of knowledge and individual empowerment.

We understand the importance of educating individuals and providing them with the training and tools necessary to become community leaders in sustainability. To accomplish our mission, Sustainable Harvest International's local field trainers work with families, individuals, and communities for an average of five years using a five-phase approach (we really like the number five).

Each family that chooses to participate in our program receives frequent, technical assistance from their field trainer. Visits and trainings are tailored to each participant's goals, preferences, and abilities. In order to graduate to the next phase, participants must demonstrate that they are ready.

When participants graduate from our program, they continue to demonstrate their increased capacity by teaching others the skills they learned through working with us.

Accountability for the Future: SHI will do everything possible to ensure a positive future for our planet as part of its commitment to future generations as well as current SHI stakeholders.

Creating the Future: SHI will favor long-term impact over short-term expediency as we work towards a positive vision for the future.

Asset-Based Approaches: At SHI, we utilize all assets including the wisdom of subsidiaries, affiliates and participants, as well as financial, human and natural resources. We always seek the best tools for responding to needs.

Interconnected and Interdependent: SHI always seeks to have the greatest impact for as many people as possible through cooperation and collaboration, treating all parties with respect and compassion.

Systemic Solutions: SHI seeks to create global transformation by identifying systemic roots of problems and working to change those systems.

Always Practical: SHI uses practical tools to engage people in changing their future. To do this we encourage a culture of ongoing learning and evolution of ideas based on data.

http://www.sustainableharvest.org/impact

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SUSTAINABLE HARVEST INTERNATIONAL

Board of directors
as of 09/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Matt Hamada

Steve Richards

Gyan Kanal

Lisa Forbush-Umholtz

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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