Local nonprofit headed to international conference in Switzerland

ELLSWORTH — Sustainable Harvest International, a local nonprofit based in Ellsworth, is headed to Switzerland to showcase its work at an international summit on environmental and public health in early October.

Global Risk Forum’s annual One Health Summit aims to bring a host of different perspectives to the table to address the world’s most pressing problems, including resource depletion, land degradation, food insecurity and unsustainable development.

Hundreds of professionals from across the globe will attend, including experts in public health, veterinary medicine, agriculture, food safety and security, biodiversity, sustainable development and ecosystem services.

Sustainable Harvest International has provided more than 2,500 Central American farms with the training and tools they need to farm more sustainably.

The founder and president of Sustainable Harvest International, Florence Reed, will discuss the success of the organization’s program at the summit.

For more information, visit www.sustainableharvest.org.

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