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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Slaughter without stunning

25 September 2015

With the Sacrifice Feast in prospect, stakeholders from different corners of civil society have voiced their opinion about the prohibition of slaughter without prior stunning in temporary slaughter places. Due to its thematic and geographic concentration of activities, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium thought it relevant to give some insights concerning the ongoing debate surrounding this practice. Still, the organisation wants to remain neutral and wishes all Muslim communities all over the world a happy Eid-al-Adha!

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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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June 28: third anniversary of rinderpest eradication

28 June 2014

On Saturday June 28, 2014 we celebrate the third anniversary of rinderpest eradication. On June 28, 2011 the international community officially declared the world free from rinderpest. At that moment, there had been no reported outbreaks of this viral animal disease for several years.

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ZAK: Crash test in Niger

02 June 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". Earlier this month it was tested, for the second time, this time in Niger. But how did it go?

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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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