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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.

Wednesday 01. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
Food fraud = intentional deception of consumers with the aim of achieving a financial or economic gain. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Food fraud occurs when foodstuffs are placed on the market with the aim of achieving a financial or economic gain through intentional deception of consumers.

Wednesday 08. January 2020 / Category: Report

Thank you for everything you did to prevent cruelty to animals.
Thank you for your unbeatable efforts.
Thank you for the bright example you were to us all.
We will miss you.

Heli Dungler
Founder of "Four Paws"

Friday 27. September 2019 / Category: Report, Global Food, Environment, Pastoralists, Maasai
Small family farmers, such as the Maasai in East Africa, play an important role for a sustainable future for all of us. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The world population is growing. To feed the world and do it sustainably, an urgent and radical shift in our food systems is inevitable. The United Nations have proclaimed the Decade of Family Farming in order to give this paradigm shift the necessary scope. To foster biological diversity and sustainable food production instead of intensive farming...

Friday 20. September 2019 / Category: Report, Maasai
For Maasai pastoralists each of their cattle is an important source of food. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The annual migration of wildebeest between the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara in East Africa attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. For the Maasai, this is an unfavourable time. It implies danger for their livestock, because wildebeest are vectors of the dreaded malignant catarrhal fever, a fatal viral disease of cattle and sheep. An international team of scientists has tested the...

Tuesday 20. August 2019 / Category: Report
The story of cattle in Africa – Why diversity matters. | © ILRI/CGIAR

The African continent is home to an extraordinary array of indigenous cattle. Their different sizes, shapes and colours reflect their diverse habitats - from the harsh fringes of the Sahara Desert in North Africa, to the drier areas of the Horn of Africa, to the wet tropical lowlands found along the Congo River, and on to the vast savannahs of Southern Africa. "The story of cattle in Africa - why...

Tuesday 13. August 2019 / Category: Report, Global Food
The situation is most alarming in Africa. One third of the African population is malnourished. | © Veterinarians without Borders

This alarming result was published by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in July. Thus, the number of malnourished people has increased for the third year in a row. The report can be found here.

Tuesday 06. August 2019 / Category: Report, Mobile Agrar-Schule, Sandawe, Picture
VSF-trainees visiting the agricultural exhibition in Dodoma. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The participants of our current project "Mobile school for Sandawe agro-pastoralists" are currently visiting an agricultural exhibition in Dodoma (Tanzania). Project Manager John Laffa is very satisfied with his students: "They are very motivated and open to new things. Whether animal farming, cultivation of grains or processing of agricultural products, they want to expand their...

Tuesday 30. July 2019 / Category: Report, Pastoralists
Sustainable pastoralism is not only a gain for the pastoralists themselves, but for entire national economies | © VSF-International

For the inhabitants of the East African steppe, pastoralism has always been the main source of income. However, non-traditional pastoral activities are increasingly contributing to the pastoral livelihoods, namely honey, tourism and fishing. The scientists D. M. Nyariki and D. A. Amwata have integrated all these aspects in their current study and investigated the value of pastoralism for Kenya's...

Monday 15. July 2019 / Category: Report

Project Title: Mid Term Review of KCEP-CRAL (Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme-Climate Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods) and end term review of IPP-GAP (Increased productivity and profitability of small holder farmers through promotion and up – scaling of GAP & CA in productive Semi-Arid areas of Kenya)

Assignment: Mid Term Review

Location of the Assignment: Nairobi,...

Monday 27. May 2019 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa
Wir danken allen Teilnehmerinnen an IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA! | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

... allen TierärztInnen, TierbesitzerInnen und Sponsoren, die an der Impfwoche teilgenommen und so unsere Aktion unterstützt haben!

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Meshack Dionis attended our trainings last year. During our visit he showed us his pearl millet field and then planted a fig seedling. © | Veterinarians without Borders

Mobile agricultural school is now in its third year

Our project to help small-scale farmers in Tanzania in the form of a mobile school has entered its...


Hirtenvölker, wie die Maasai, pflegen ein sehr inniges Verhältnis zur Natur und ihren Tieren. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Wussten Sie schon, dass Pastoralisten ein Viertel aller Landflächen weltweit beweiden?

So leisten Hirten weltweit einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Ernährungssicherheit selbst in den...


Die pastorale Lebensform ist eine der ältesten, die wir kennen, und ist dennoch richtungsweisend für unsere Zukunft. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Würden Sie beim Begriff „Ökosystemdienstleister“ an Hirten denken?

Nein? Das wäre jedoch durchaus naheliegend. Denn Hirtenvölker pflegen eine Lebensweise, die...

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Steam cooking in the traditional way

Sweet potatoes are very popular in Africa. In Tanzania, many small traders sell steamed sweet...

John Laffa sends Christmas greetings from Tanzania

Our Tanzanian employee John Laffa wishes all supporters and friends of Veterinarians without...

Maasai student Lucas Moreto successfully finishes diploma course!

We congratulate our Maasai student Lucas Moreto! As reported, Lucas is studying law at the TUDARCO...

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