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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World Bank report on climate change and animal health

08 July 2014

With a group of international experts on human and animal health, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium contributed to a report by the World Bank entitled “Reducing Climate Sensitive Disease Risks”.

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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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Letter to the editor: The future of livestock farming

25 February 2014

On 18 January 2014, an article entitled “Meat and greens” appeared in The Economist. It depicts pastoralism as an inefficient production system and a major source of greenhouse-gas emissions. CELEP, the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism of which Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is currently the focal point, formulated this letter to the editor.

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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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Your support has changed lives in 2012

13 March 2013

Your contribution to a healthy and productive livestock in Africa bears fruit. In 2012, your support allowed thousands of children and their families in Africa to fight against malnutrition and to face drought, conflicts, and weakening of their animals.

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Drought in East Africa predicted

26 July 2011

A humanitarian catastrophe has once again hit the Horn of Africa. More than 11 million people are in urgent need of food aid and, in the most affected areas, more than half of the children are suffering from malnutrition. This is horrifying news. Images of under-nourished, skeletal children haunt our minds. However, was this situation not predicted? And is drought the real cause for this new food crisis?

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