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Mission Statement

ISCA-AIDC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a goal of supporting communities throughout the world. 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.

photo of goats ISCA-AIDC's work focuses on three pillars:

Pillar 1 – Community Livelihood Development: ISCA-AIDC supports community livelihood development through the promotion of best practices in livestock and crop production and marketing. ISCA-AIDC utilizes a value chain approach to identify and mitigate risks to community livelihood activities and improve their sustainability.

Pillar 2 – Democracy and Governance: ISCA-AIDC believes that good governance and democratic principles are vital to community growth and transformation. ISCA-AIDC supports training in democratic processes and election/referendum observation missions.

Pillar 3 – Cooperative Development: A shared vision can be a powerful transformative tool! A cooperative approach formalizes this vision and develops strategies to achieve successful outcomes. ISCA-AIDC supports communities by assisting cooperative development and approaches to achieving their goals.

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The Team

Lloyd Dalziel Lloyd Dalziel 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 organizations and agencies such as CANADEM, United Nations Peace Keeping Missions, the Organization of American States, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Union, Lloyd has worked internationally (Haiti, Afghanistan, East Timor, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, Kenya, Egypt and the Ukraine) in various capacities and has gained a deep understanding of cultural diversity and the need for long-term, sustainable development research and assistance.


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Fabienne UehlingerDr. 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 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.


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David MacKay 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.

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.


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Valerie Busch Valerie Busch currently serves as a board member of ISCA-AIDC. Valerie is a non-profit project manager and grant writer who has worked on development projects in Ghana, Haiti, and India. Over the course of her career, she has helped to design and implement projects in a wide range of development sectors including youth engagement and education, cooperative development, agricultural training and reinforcement, and adult literacy. She also writes freelance articles about promising innovations in international development, and her work has been featured on Innovate Development and Relief to Recovery.

Valerie has also worked extensively on non-profit strategic planning and growth initiatives, helping small organizations to effectively use limited resources to help meet project and funding goals. She has a particular passion for grassroots, community-owned programs that strengthen and empower local communities. As a board member, she aims to help develop programs that lead to vibrant and self-sufficient communities in developing countries.