PROPEL

Leah Katerberg

A farmer tells her story – with a little help from WUSC’s PROPEL team

Ayodele Sampson had managed to make it 40 years without ever having to speak in public. It was understandable, then, for the Guyanese farmer to feel very nervous as she stood behind the podium and looked out at a sea of unfamiliar faces, mostly government and private sector agriculture officials. She quickly spotted the WUSC…

Unleashing the Potential of the Caribbean Agri-Sector through a Market Systems Approach

By Doug Graham, PROPEL Project Director “Disruptive Innovation. Trigger innovation and market stimulus from the sidelines. Avoid being in the middle of a transaction.” Key words of wisdom for the implementation of a market systems approach (MSA). Over the last few years, I have heard increasing buzz about the application of MSA in development. As…

Volunteering in Jamaica: Helping local partners build capacity in communications

By: Lais Viera, WUSC Volunteer, Jamaica Volunteering in Jamaica has been a truly gratifying, wonderful experience. As a sovereign island nation, Jamaica has so much more to offer than just gorgeous beaches. Hilly, sleepy towns, magnificent mountains, beautiful forests, freshly cultivated fields, and many other hidden treasures abound, including a rich and diverse culture and…
Communiqué de presse

Press Release: MOU signed between Health 2000 Canada and WUSC Caribbean

TORONTO, August 12, 2016 – WUSC Caribbean (https://wusc.ca/en/propel) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with H2K to collaborate through the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project. PROPEL is a sustainable economic growth project which aims to increase the value of Caribbean fresh produce accessing high-value markets (HVMs) in the Caribbean and internationally by CAD…
Communiqué de presse

Press Release: WUSC to assume management of CHF project in the Caribbean

OTTAWA, July 30, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF), one of Canada’s longest-standing international non-governmental organizations, has ceased its active operations. For more than fifty years, CHF has worked toward improving people’s lives in developing countries. “We are saddened today to see CHF cease its active operations,” says Chris Eaton, WUSC’s Executive Director. “With the support of…

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