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In our media centre you can find a collection of news, photographs, video clips, radio reports and documents that follow our work. Unless otherwise stated, VSF has the copyright to all downloadable multimedia files. The publication (print, web etc.) is free of charge only in connection with an article about VSF.

Tuesday 20. February 2018 / Category: Report, Maasai, Secure milk, Pastoralists, Environment

Lesen Sie diesen interessanten Artikel über die jahrhundertealten Praktiken der Maasai zur Aufbewahrung und Haltbahrmachung von Milch, erschienen am 17.2.2018 (Die Presse): <link...

Friday 16. February 2018 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Environment

PASTRES (Pastoralism, uncertainty and resilience: Global lessons from the margins) is a research project aiming to learn from the ways that pastoralists respond to uncertainty, applying such 'lessons from the margins' to global challenges.

It aims to foster a conversation with other policy domains where uncertainty is pervasive, including financial systems, critical infrastructure...

Monday 04. December 2017 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Environment

"The Governance of Rangelands" is the title of the currently released book by Herrera, Davies and Manzano Baena. The authors highlight in a total of 11 case studies the global diversity and complexity of pastoral systems in the light of different political and climatic backgrounds. They also highlight similarities and emphasise the importance of participatory approaches in which traditional...

Thursday 30. November 2017 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Environment, Cattle

Did you know that the world's 20 largest meat and dairy corporations were responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 than Germany? Or that the three largest producers of meat and dairy products emitted more greenhouse gases last year than all of France?

The justification that the need to feed the world and to meet the growing demand for animal products is flimsy. In fact, such...

Friday 10. November 2017 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Environment, Cattle

With the implementation of the so-called "Tanzania Livestock Master Plan" 2 million jobs are to be created in Tanzania over the next five years. Small rural farmers are to benefit most from these measures. The aim of this master plan is to increase the contribution of the dairy sector to Tanzania's GDP by 75%.

A chance for many, but what impacts can be expected for traditional livestock...

Monday 06. November 2017 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Environment, Cattle

Austria and the EU support African countries with development measures to build up local markets and to improve people's outlook on life. At the same time, there are policies in Austria and at European level that are in conflict with these efforts. The umbrella organisation AG Globale Verantwortung is the Austrian platform for development and...

Tuesday 31. October 2017 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Environment, Cattle

Pastoralism is characterized by many advantages:

  • securing jobs and incomes of small communities (200 million people worldwide)
  • contributes to food and nutrition security
  • presents the best agricultural system to keep marginal lands inhabited and productive
  • stands for sustainable management of natural resources
  • contributes to the preservation of...
Friday 11. August 2017 / Category: Report, Environment, Pastoralists, Cattle

Worldwide, there are around 200 million pastoralists, who depend on animal husbandry and the sale of animal products. This way of life has been adapted for centuries to the natural realities of the region and

  • is centred around livestock
  • relies on herd mobility
  • depends on community-based land tenure and access rights
  • builds on traditional knowledge
  • ...
Monday 07. August 2017 / Category: Report, Environment, Pastoralists, Cattle

With Agenda 2030, the United Nations have set goals for sustainable development for the people, the planet and prosperity. The crucial contribution of livestock farming to the achievement of these objectives was explained during a UN forum on sustainable development.

  • 70% of milk in countries such as Kenya or india comes from small-scale farms.
  • 75% of the poorest people...
Monday 20. February 2017 / Category: Report, Environment

In Niederösterreich droht mit Ende Februar die Tötung von bis zu 84 Fischottern. Nur mühevoll haben sich die heimischen Bestände durch entsprechende Schutzmaßnahmen wieder einigermaßen erholt. Nun fordern Fischwirtschaft und Politik den Abschuss von bis zu 84 Tieren, weil sie angeblich die lokalen Fischbestände bedrohen.

Tatsächlich sind aber nicht die Fischotter das Problem....

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