In Africa, millions of people survive by their livestock. Yet veterinary care is often insufficiently available. When farmers lose their herds to disease, drought or conflict, they lose everything: their pride, their culture, their savings and their livelihood. By helping to care for livestock and improve production, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium supports local populations in their struggle against hunger and poverty.

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Displaying items by tag: Burkina Faso

Milk moustaches and healthy animals in Malian refugee camp

01 September 2016

‘Smiling faces and milk moustaches, three times a week this scenario is guaranteed in the refugee camp’, explains Hama Boureima Dicko from Vétérinaires Sans Frontièrs Belgium in Burkina Faso. ‘We buy milk from local diaries and afterwards we transport it to the refugee sites. It’s a way of supporting two groups at the same time: the refugees and the local woman who are in charge of the milk production.’

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Developing the Zootechnical Analysis Kit: a look back

16 July 2014

Six months ago, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium started developing a tool to monitor zootechnical performances in Sub-Saharan countries. It is called the "Zootechnical Analysis Kit". Today, we look back at the project.

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ZAK: first test in Burkina Faso a success

25 April 2014

Through funding by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is developing a tool to monitor zootechnical performances in Sub-Saharan countries. The tool is called the "Zootechnical Analysis Kit". ZAK has now been tested for the first time, with success.

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In 2013, your support helped people climb out of poverty

31 March 2014

“We will build a better future for everyone by giving people the freedom and the power to build a better future for themselves and their families.”  These wise words came from Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.  It is likewise a slogan adopted by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières.  With your support and commitment, thousands of livestock keepers were able to improve their standard of living in 2013.  Here is a brief glimpse into some of the achievements you made possible!

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ZAK: An update from the software developer

02 April 2014

Through funding by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is developing a tool to monitor zootechnical performances in Sub-Saharan countries. Today, software developer Guy Detienne shows you ZAK's most recent layout.

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ZAK is almost fit for service

07 April 2014

Through funding by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is developing a tool to monitor zootechnical performances in Sub-Saharan countries. The tool is called the "Zootechnical Analysis Kit". And things are moving forward...

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ZAK's growth

24 February 2014

Through funding by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is developing a tool to monitor zootechnical performances in Sub-Saharan countries. This month, Guy Van Vlaenderen, tells us more about ZAK's growth ("Zootechnical Analysis Kit").

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Introducing ZAK (“Zootechnical Analysis Kit”)

03 February 2014

Through funding by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is developing a tool to monitor zootechnical performances in Sub-Saharan countries. The software tool is called ZAK (“Zootechnical Analysis Kit”). Each month, the developers will keep you up to date on the project.

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Diary from Niger: between life and death

06 July 2012

The Sahel region of Africa is currently suffering a severe food crisis. In Niger, one of the countries most affected, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is taking necessary measures to minimise the impact of the crisis on the population. Staff member Josti Gadeyne went to the West African country last June and kept a diary, capturing the most memorable moments of her visit.

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