Mission

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Strategies for International Development (SID) is a U.S. nonprofit that develops and promotes better methods for helping poor farmers reclaim eroded land, increase income, and graduate from poverty.  2 of the 13 billion hectares of the Earth's surface covered by land are eroded as result of overgrazing, deforestation, and poor agricultural practices.  Most of this land is in developing countries, where poor farmers represent 75% of world poverty.  In addition, agricultural projects at best reach 20% of the population with substantive technical assistance, and environmental projects far fewer.  SID helps farmers reclaim eroded land and increase productivity and income in the same project.  We also help farmers meet and negotiate with buyers, assess alternatives, make business plans as well as land-use plans and make better decisions on conserving land and increasing income.  We address the problems of insufficient resources and going to scale by beginning at scale.  SID works in Guatemala, Perú, and Bolivia, the three countries in Central and South America with the greatest number of rural poor.