The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

International Projects

USC Canada

  • Food & Livelihood Security

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Nepal | Amount: $9, 534 | Funded in 2009/2010

    In a fragile, yet resilient high Himalayan environment, the Agro-biodiversity Project of SHIP and USC Canada is working towards securing the local seed stocks, rebuilding degraded soil and biodiversity resources, and reaching out with sustainable agriculture support to all farming communities, thereby reducing hunger and environmental deterioration.

  • Agro-Biodiversity Project

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Nepal | Amount: $8,225 | Funded in 2010/2011

    USC’s Agro-Biodiversity Project is working in a fragile but resilient high Himalayan environment toward securing local seed stocks, rebuilding degraded soil and biodiversity resources, and reaching out with sustainable agriculture support to all farming communities, thereby reducing hunger and environmental deterioration.

  • From The Soil & Seeds Up!

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Nepal | Amount: $10,000 | Funded in 2010/2011

    From The Soil & Seeds Up! increases the capacity of Nepali NGOs in governance and baseline data collection. USC will work with over 50 local NGOs and cooperatives on governance issues. There will also be training and mobilization to collect multifaceted and multi-stakeholder baseline data on agri-biodiversity, climate change, rural economics and gender equality.

  • Agro-Biodiversity Project

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Nepal | Amount: $8,345 | Funded in 2011/2012

    USC’s Agro-Biodiversity Project is working in the high Himalayan environment with its community partners to secure local seed stocks, rebuild degraded soil and biodiversity resources, and deliver sustainable agriculture support to farmers, thereby reducing hunger and environmental deterioration.

  • Building Local Ownership

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Timor-Leste | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2011/2012

    USC Canada and its Timorese counterpart is Building Local Ownership that will strengthen staff and organizational capacity from what has been a local USC office. They will also undertake the legal steps necessary to establish a vibrant, independent and incorporated Timorese CSO.

  • Emergency Relief to Address the Food Crisis

    Fund: Relief and Rehabilitation Fund | Country: Burkina Faso | Amount: $25,000 | Funded in 2011/2012

    USC Canada with its partner APN Sahel is providing Emergency Relief to Address the Food Crisis for vulnerable families in ten villages in Northern Burkina Faso. Insufficient rainfall, poor harvests and overpriced food have combined to create a severe food crisis in that country.

  • Adolescent Livelihood Opportunities

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Bangladesh | Amount: $8,123 | Funded in 2012/2013

    The Adolescent Livelihood Opportunities project supports young farmers, particularly girls, to increase and diversify their opportunity to earn a living from ecological farming. Through training, farmer to farmer exchanges, awareness raising and material support, girls from poor rural areas of northern Bangladesh are learning new skills for income generation and food security.

  • Building Innovative Economic Opportunities for Young People

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Honduras | Amount: $14,015 | Funded in 2012/2013

    USC Canada is Building Innovative Economic Opportunities for Young People. This project provides training, capacity building and support for young people in rural Honduras and contributes to the economic and food security of youth in the Departments of Yoro and Intibuca through strengthened youth organizations and organizing, agro-ecology and linkages to local agricultural value-chains.

  • Adolescent Livelihood Opportunities

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Bangladesh | Amount: $7671 | Funded in 2013-14

    The Adolescent Livelihood Opportunities project supports young farmers, particularly girls, to increase and diversify their opportunities to earn a living from ecological farming. Through training, farmer to farmer exchanges, awareness raising and material support, girls from poor rural areas of northern Bangladesh are learning new skills for income generation and food security.

  • Building Innovative Economic Opportunities for Young People in Honduras II

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Honduras | Amount: $15020 | Funded in 2013-14

    By providing training, capacity building and support for young people in rural Honduras, this project contributes to the economic and food security of youth in the Departments of Yoro, Intibuca, and Francisco Morazan through strengthened youth organizations and organizing, agroecology and linkages to local agricultural value-chains.

  • Adolescent Livelihood Opportunities

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Bangladesh | Amount: $22,704 | Funded in 2014-15

    The project seeks to support 9,977 (4,363 M/ 5,614 F) direct beneficiaries in income generation activities through ecological farming in Northern Bangladesh. It hopes to establish sixteen Adolescent Resource Centers serving fifty villages to facilitate seed bank management, technical assistance and intergenerational knowledge transfer.