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.
currently serves as Chair of ISCA-AIDC. Lloyd has over 20 years of experience in program design and delivery. Since 2005, Lloyd has worked in Haiti on a regular basis, gaining extensive experience particularly in agricultural project administration and collaboration with development partners. Through volunteer work with CANADEM
, United Nations Peace Keeping Missions
, and with the Organization of American States
, Lloyd has worked internationally (Haiti, South East Asia, Africa) in some capacities for many years and has gained a deep understanding of cultural diversity and the need for long-term, sustainable development research and assistance.
For the past three years, Lloyd has served as team leader for faculty and students from the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, traveling to Haiti annually to deliver knowledge-sharing activities focusing on livestock production in rural Haiti. Last year, Lloyd was co-recipient of a grant from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
to administer a 4-week module focusing on small-scale agriculture business development and livestock production in Haiti. This project was successfully delivered in the spring of 2011.
Dr. Fabienne Uehlinger
currently serves as Co-Chair of ISCA-AIDC. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
(large animal) and holds a PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology.
Fabienne has a passion for veterinary medicine and how it relates to people, animals and their environment in income-poor regions. Over the past few years, Fabienne has become increasingly involved in livestock health and livelihood projects in developing rural communities, particularly in Haiti, but also in Kenya. Most recently, she returned from Lao PDR, where she spent 7 months working for Veterinarians without Borders (Canada)
Together with ISCA-members and faculty from the Atlantic Veterinary College
, Fabienne has been successful in securing multiple grants from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. These grants focused on capacity building amongst smallholder farmers and local veterinary agents in Haiti. Please see our project site for more information.
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.
David ensures that development initiatives have the infrastructure and support necessary to succeed. This development aspect is critical to the ISCA-AIDC model of sustainable development. He has worked to foster sustainable community development right here at home through his work with a variety of community based organizations including the PEI Organic Producers Co-op
, Farmer's Markets, PEI Eco-Net Co-op
, and other Atlantic region NGO's.