Solidarité Union Cooperation (SUCO)
Solidarité Union Cooperation (SUCO) is a Canadian international cooperation agency. It was founded in 1961 to carry out sustainable development projects to strengthen personal, organisational and community autonomy in seven countries: Burkina Faso, Haiti, Honduras, Mali, Nicaragua, Peru and Senegal.
SUCO’s mission is to bring people together to share knowledge and resources that will strengthen their capacity for action, alone and as a community, and to improve the social, economic and environmental conditions prevalent in developing countries. Gender equality, solidarity, participation and sustainable development inspire all its actions.
SUCO offers significant expertise in food security, including in sustainable agriculture, local development and mobilisation, and facilitating entrepreneurship in the sector.
SUCO supports autonomy and the ability of communities to act, including by investing long term in the transfer of skills and expertise, providing individual coaching and ensuring inclusiveness in programs.
SUCO’s approach is to work closely with people, building relationships, understanding joys and sorrows, problems and successes, and establishing common understanding. Its role is not to overwhelm communities, but to empower them with all the means necessary to progress economically, socially, politically and ecologically. SUCO strongly believes this is the basis for any successful international cooperation.