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The Tropics Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in the United States.

It was created to support rural sustainable development and conservation of the environment in Latin America and the Caribbean. The foundation works to raise funds to support CATIE programs. The CATIE mission is to improve human well-being and reduce rural poverty through education, research and technical cooperation, promoting sustainable management of agriculture and natural resources.

For more information about The Tropics Foundation, visit the foundation website:

Members of the Tropics Foundation

    • Wayne Reece, President
    • Reece & Associates

    • Mike Kreidler, Vice President
    • Commissioner, Department of Insurance, State of Washington

    • Michael A. Stimpert, Tesorero
    • Gold Kist, Inc. (retired)

    • John E. Parkerson, Jr., Secretario
    • President, World Trade Center, Atlanta; Honorary Consul of Hungary

    • Thomas B. Miller
    • Weyerhaeuser Company (retired)

    • Huntington Hobbs
    • PACT, Inc.

    • Terry Vogt
    • Ex -Subdirector General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

    • Tommy Irvin
    • Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, State of Georgia

    • Terry Coleman
    • Consultant, Troutman Sanders Strategies

    • Patricia Britton
    • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

    • Mike Hagen
    • Coca-Cola Company

    • Jose Joaquin Campos
    • Director General, CATIE