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Vétérenaires Sans Frontieres International

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Margherita Gomarasca presented the structure and objectives of VSF International at the Meeting of North African and West Asian Pastoralists that took place from 14-15 January 2016 in Hammamet, Tunisia.

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Vétérenaires Sans Frontieres International

  1. 1. vsf-international.org North Africa and West Asia regional meeting with pastoralists and livestock breeders Hammamet, 14-16 January 2016 Margherita Gomarasca Coordinatrice VSF International
  2. 2. AVSF (France) www.avsf.org avsf@avsf.org DIO (The Netherlands) www.dio.nl dio@dio.nl DZG/VSF Belgium www.vsf-belgium.org info@vsf-belgium.org SIVtro - VSF Italy www.veterinarisenzafrontiere.it info@veterinarisenzafrontiere.it TOG/VSF Austria www.vsf.at office@vsf.at TOG/VSF Germany www.togev.de info@togev.org VBH/VSF Czech Republic www.vsf-cz.eu modry@vsf-cz.eu VSF Justicia Alimentaria Global (Spain) http://www.vsf.org.es VSF Portugal www.vsfportugal.org VSF Suisse www.vsf-suisse.ch info@vsf-suisse.ch VWB/VSF Canada www.vetswithoutborders.ca info@vetswithoutborders.ca VSF-Int network – 11 members
  3. 3. HEALTHY ANIMALS HEALTHY PEOPLE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT DES ANIMAUX SAINS DES HUMAINS EN BONNE SANTÉ UN ENVIRONNEMENT DURABLE Vision
  4. 4. • Food sovereignty, food security and food safety are basic human rights; • The healthy and sustainable relationship between humans, animals and their environment is of the utmost importance for the livelihoods and living conditions of all people; • Food safety and security through veterinary care and knowledge are crucial for improving livelihoods of vulnerable populations. Vision
  5. 5. 3 position papers: Small Scale Livestock Farming and food sovereignty: Livestock and climate change Agroecology and One Health **Click on the images to be redirected to the website** Vision
  6. 6. • Raise awareness about the positive role of livestock and small-scale integrated farming systems (family farming) as a key factor for sustainable livelihood development • Promote exchange of experiences between members and local partners, contributing to capacity building through participatory approaches • Strengthen collaboration in the field between members: resources, staff, knowledge management… Mission
  7. 7. • In total: 40 million €/year, 200 projects in 40 countries*: * Data 2014 (ongoing update) Member’s projects
  8. 8. • Focus on livestock: – Agriculture and animal production – Animal health and veterinary services – Marketing and value chains – Resilience and adaptation to climate change – NRM – Peace keeping – Emergency and post-emergency – Awareness raising and advocacy Food sovereignty Food security Food safety Agroecology & Rural Development One Health Expertise
  9. 9. THANK YOU! Email: info@vsf-international.org Website: vsf-international.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/vsf.international

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