Commitment to sustainable agriculture
Finca Paraiso was established by the Montoya Family in 1980. Since then, three generations have worked to make it one of the most diverse and environmentally friendly farms in the region.
Mulukuku, the region where Finca Paraiso is located, is currently a cattle-farming area, with devastating affects on the environment. Since the beginnings of Finca Paraiso, the goal has been to maintain the natural biodiversity of the region, restoring the natural rainforests that had been destroyed over many years. Finca Paraiso employs environmentally-friendly cattle farming practices that have allowed the forests to recover, and today 70% of the property is restored rainforest.
Today, all the economic activity of the farm accommodates this original vision. Finca Paraiso produces not only cattle, but also cacao, coffee, plantains, and many fruits- all 100% organic. The farm also has managed forests of teak wood and bamboo, as well as managed water reserves that are now the home of a wide diversity of migratory birds, reptiles, fish, and many other native species. In short, this lived experience over many generations has given us the knowledge and skills needed to work with other Nicaraguan producers to market our high quality products.