Through our Seeds of Survival program, USC Canada’s primary goal is to build food and livelihood security in small-holder farming communities within the global South. Specifically, our core programs are located in countries where our partners and offices support farming communities in some of the most remote regions and on some of the harshest of landscapes, where people have little access to external resources.
By working in three different ecosystems – mountain systems, arid or semi-arid systems, and semi-humid systems – USC and its partners are amassing a solid base of knowledge that can be shared amongst and between the farmers, scientists and practitioners involved in this work, as well as a broad group of actors outside our immediate circle.
To achieve our goal, we present our work overseas within five strategic thematic areas of action. These thematic areas are inter-related:
Our Seeds of Survival (SoS) program takes a systems approach, paying careful attention to the interconnectedness of all these programming components.