International Projects

  • Use of Small Indigenous Drought-Resistant Grains to Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Climate Change

    Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $6,857 | Funded in 2009/2010

    This project, which includes the Use of Small Indigenous Drought-Resistant Grains to Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Climate Change, will assist twenty families that include people with disabilities in Mashonaland, Zimbabwe. Modern farming techniques will be used to plant small grains such as sorghum and rapoko, which will help these families attain food security and contribute to their local economies.

  • Adaptive Measures to Integrated Resource Management

    Marquis Project | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $20,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    TSAEE implements strategies in tree resource management with women and youth groups in practices which alleviate the impacts of climate change in rural Tanzanian agriculture. This is done by integrating woodlot development (agro-forestry), domestic fuel efficiency (cookstoves), and micro-enterprise development (tree seedling production and cookstove construction) in selected communities of Kwimba and Tabora Regions, Tanzania.

  • Agricultural Food Security Program

    | Country: Bangladesh | Amount: $65,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    Through this program, organizational development will be promoted among 15 selected partners, by providing training assistance. By developing their capacity, partners will be enabled to promote improved and environment friendly agricultural technologies among rural poor beneficiaries. MCC Bangladesh will increase the income of and access to basic needs of families by providing support in the areas of agriculture technology.

  • Agriculture as a Business

    | Country: Ghana | Amount: $6,466 | Funded in 2008/2009

    The focus of Agriculture as a Business is to increase farmers’ incomes on a sustainable basis by strengthening farmers’ capacity and creating an environment that enables farmers to take a business approach to farming.

  • Bihar Flood Relief

    United Church of Canada | Country: India | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    In August 2008, Bihar experienced a massive flood disaster that has left almost 45 people homeless and many missing. VAK intends to carry out relief operations in 2 districts by providing food packets, medicines, health services and study materials for children affected in the disaster.

    This project was part of $50,000 received from the Government of Manitoba, designated specifically to respond to flooding in the Bihar region of India.

  • Bihar Floods Appeal

    Canadian Lutheran World Relief | Country: India | Amount: $25,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    The focus of the project was on responding to the immediate needs of people affected by flooding in the Bihar State of India. The main goal was the provision of emergency supplies to families in relief camps. MCIC funding was requested for the provision of water purification supplies, temporary shelter materials, blankets and family kits.

    This project was part of $50,000 received from the Government of Manitoba, designated specifically to respond to flooding in the Bihar region of India.

  • Bihar Kosi Flood Relief Project

    World Renew | Country: India | Amount: $10,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    This project will reduce the suffering of the people affected by the floods in the Madhepura and Saharsa district of Bihar by providing families with non-food materials such as sleeping mats, hygiene kits, blankets, and Clothing.

    This project was part of $50,000 received from the Government of Manitoba, designated specifically to respond to flooding in the Bihar region of India.

  • Building a Computer Lab

    Osu Children’s Library Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $8,038 | Funded in 2008/2009

    Funds for this project have gone toward the building of a computer lab for the existing Nungua Library in Accra, Ghana. The lab will serve library users and literacy students, giving them useful computer and keyboard skills.

  • Burmese Cyclone Relief

    IDE Canada | Country: Myanmar | Amount: $40,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    This project responded to Cyclone Nargis by addressing access to clean drinking water, shelter and basic necessities, such as food. In rehabilitation, IDE will contribute to the agricultural recovery effort, including rice planting and establishing vegetable gardens.

    This project was part of $100,000 received from the Government of Manitoba, designated specifically to respond to flooding in Burma/Myanmar caused by Cyclone Nargis.

  • Cassava Flour Value Chains

    | Country: Malawi | Amount: $10,085 | Funded in 2008/2009

    EWB is working with IITA to develop a sustainable cassava flour value chain which will create opportunities for smallholder farmers in rural Malawi to grow and sell cassava in order to improve their livelihoods.