Vétérinaires sans Frontières works together with local farmers in African countries to build a better future for themselves and their families. This starts with keeping their livestock healthy. We also help them improve any circumstances necessary for livestock farming, such as the management of water and land, necessary educations, materials and influencing existing policies.
We work closely together with our partner organisation Vétérinaires sans Frontières-Belgium in the countries mentioned below. For projects founded by VSF-Belgium the link will refer you to their website.
In Malawi we train animal health workers. They educate local farmers about housing, nutrition, production and they treat sick animals. They monitor animal diseases and report these to the government. DzG-Student is closely involved in the execution. Read more.
Many refugees from Mali live in camps in Burkina Faso. They put extra pressure on food sources. We improve local milk production, preventing malnutrition. Read more.
In Burundi there is not enough agricultural land and food for the number of people who live there. In Ngozi we give families a vegetable garden and goats. This way, they can prevent malnutrition by having more variation in their nutrition. After a year, the families pass on young goats to another family. Read more.
In Congo we give rabbits to vulnerable people. Rabbits reproduce quickly, are easy to keep and sell, and provide a stable income. The first offspring are passed on to a subsequent family. Read more.
Near Bamako we help women with poultry farming. By improving animal health, production and sales, the yield of eggs and thus the income of the women increases. Read more.
There are many itinerant livestock farmers in Niger. We improve animal health care in rural areas. For example, we do this by setting up a mobile information system, which gives livestock farmers quick access to information about the availability of, for instance, water and grass. Read more.
In Karamoja we support sustainable management of natural resources. We provide goats from Kenya, which are stronger and give more milk. Animal health workers are trained with modern techniques in addition to traditional medicine. Read more.
In Rwanda, we reduce CO2 emissions by building biogas installations. Cow manure is then converted into heat. Then people do not have to chop wood to cook, which provides benefits for people and the environment. Read more.
Near Arusha we are promoting land rights to grasslands for itinerant livestock farmers. Climate change causes a higher number of dry periods. We encourage families to develop multiple income sources, so that there is enough food, even during droughts. Read more.