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Looking Back at 2017: Highlights and Victories

This past year saw growth, challenges overcome, and significant victories. And it was your support that made it all possible.

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This past year saw growth, challenges overcome, and significant victories. And it was your support that made it all possible. Year after year the movement keeps growing. Your support, clicks, likes, shares and donations have allowed this growth - now to more than 20,000 farmers strong.

Together, we work to protect seed biodiversity and find ways to grow food that are better for farmers and kinder to the environment.


 We can't continue this work without you. Keep victories like these happening:


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We're stronger together. Before we launch into 2018, here are a few highlights from the past year that you contributed to. Enjoy!

Good seeds getting mainstream attention

 

For food security tomorrow, we need seed security today. Our Executive Director, Jane, was featured on CBC, taking viewers on a seed's journey from field to fork. Jane's work on our Canadian seed security program helps farmers have access to the diverse, locally adapted seeds they need to grow food for a growing population.

Resilience in Bangladesh

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This year saw extreme flooding in some regions of Bangladesh. The young women farmers we work with witnessed all their hard work washed away or ruined in the inundation. But, with the training they had received with your support, they were able to quickly replant and rebuild after the water subsided.

They truly learned the power of their resilient farming system!

You're being heard on Parliament Hill

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Dr. Emile Frison, one of the world's foremost experts on biodiversity and food systems, came to Ottawa to attend USC Canada's meetings with government officials in June. And it went so well, he came back in September! A total of more than 15 meeting over the span of just a few weeks saw sustainable agriculture and biodiversity advocated for to MPs and Senators of all political stripes.

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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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