ISCA-AIDC is a non-governmental, independent, not-for-profit organization with a goal of supporting developing communities throughout the world in their endeavor to improve their livelihoods.
ISCA-AIDC's work is centered on sustainable agricultural development with a focus on livestock health management and marketing, through a participatory, knowledge-sharing approach in partnership with local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and international agencies.
ISCA-AIDC believes in the right to self-determination, the dignity of each individual and incorporates dialogue, mutual respect, fairness and consideration of local culture, resources and capacities in all its activities.
Dr. Fabienne Uehlinger currently serves as Co-Chair of ISCA-AIDC. She is a board-certified (large animal internal medicine) veterinarian and holds a PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology. Fabienne has worked with Haitian farmers on various occasions over the past few years. While her hands-on clinical experience with animal health and disease is fundamentally important to one of ISCA-AIDC's objectives of improving lives through improved livestock management, her experience in veterinary epidemiology allows ISCA-AIDC to do apply appropriate needs assessments that help identify and deliver our sustainable projects.
David MacKay currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of ISCA-AIDC. David is an agri-food business consultant working both internationally and in the Atlantic region. He has previous work experience in Haiti where he presented a value chain model workshop to promote a business approach to livestock production. His experiences working with the cooperative model in the Atlantic region has been the basis of a cooperative model transferable to other regions throughout the world.
Florence Larkin has been working in international development for 30 years. Her first experience was with CUSO in Nigeria in the early 1980s. Since then, she has worked in over 14 countries working on development issues such as credit union development, community development, civil society development, micro finance, gender development, child rights, and special education. She has extensive experience working in Africa, having completed four long term assignments in the West Africa region. She has worked for a number of international development organizations including Canadian Cooperative Association, Foundation for International Training, Save the Children UK, and CIDA. Additionally, she has worked with new immigrants to Canada and at a First Nations school in northern Canada.