Sunday, 29 December 2013 21:03

The Importance of Seed Diversity

Consumer demand for diverse seed varieties is growing. And in the US, that’s “nothing short of miraculous,” according to Gary Nabhan, agricultural ecologist, ethnobotanist, and a pioneer in the local food movement.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 21:09

Civil Society Organizations Stage Mass Walkout

This item currently has no comments. Add your comment. COP 19 – the 19th(!) international negotiation on climate change – has been taking place in Warsaw, Poland. Expressing their anger and frustration with the slow progress of these talks, civil society organizations staged an unprecedented mass walkout.
Monday, 10 June 2013 00:00

Engaging Youth: Bolivia

USC Canada's partner, PRODII, supports university agronomy students in conducting research on the conservation of agro-biodiversity resources, many of which have been lost.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Timor Leste’s Transformation

In this newest country in Asia, and one of the poorest, there is a need for local NGOs with a demonstrated capacity to work for positive, transformative change within farming communities.
Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:00

Reaping Results: Ethiopia

What do coffee, world-class distance runners, and our 3.2-million-year-old ancestor "Lucy" all have in common? All come from Ethiopia, of course!
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 00:00

Spotlight on Timor Leste

Timor Leste is a tiny half-island nation in the south pacific. Just over one million people live here, mostly in rural communities of its stunningly beautiful landscape; but it's not an easy place to live.
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LottaHitschmanova tbnWhat's in a Name?

We’re called USC Canada because we started out way back in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee, founded by the energetic Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova. We’re still planting the seeds that Lotta sowed. Find out more about our founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.


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