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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.

Friday 05. February 2021 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Global Food, Maasai, Environment
Hirtenvölker, wie die Maasai, pflegen ein sehr inniges Verhältnis zur Natur und ihren Tieren. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

So leisten Hirten weltweit einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Ernährungssicherheit selbst in den kargsten Gebieten der Erde. Mithilfe ihrer Tiere wandeln Pastoralisten auch die trockensten Pflanzenfasern in Fleisch und Milch um und ernähren damit Millionen von Menschen. Eines aber ist allen Hirten dieser Erde gemeinsam: ihre innige Verbundenheit mit Ihren Tieren.



Thursday 04. February 2021 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Global Food, Maasai, Environment
Die pastorale Lebensform ist eine der ältesten, die wir kennen, und ist dennoch richtungsweisend für unsere Zukunft. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Nein? Das wäre jedoch durchaus naheliegend. Denn Hirtenvölker pflegen eine Lebensweise, die zeitgemäßer ist denn je. Der beliebte Slogan „Zurück zur Natur“ appelliert direkt an unsere Sehnsucht nach mehr Nachhaltigkeit und nach einer Welt, die auch in Zukunft lebenswert für uns ist. Pastoralisten leben diese Nachhaltigkeit seit Tausenden von Jahren. Ihre Lebensform ist eine der ältesten überhaupt...

Wednesday 03. February 2021 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Global Food, Maasai, Environment
Wenn Pastoralisten ihre Tiere auf Weiden führen, richten sie sich dabei nach der Natur. Denn nichts ist wichtiger, als die Artenvielfalt zu erhalten. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Pastoralisten pflegen einen nachhaltigen und umweltschonenden Lebensstil. Sie passen etwa die Dauer, die sie ihre Tiere an einer bestimmten Stelle grasen lassen, dem Zustand der Weide an. So wird das Ökosystem geschont und zugleich das Pflanzenwachstum angeregt. In Europa ist die Biodiversität überall dort am größten, wo Hirten mit ihren Tieren entlangziehen. Umgekehrt laugt die industrielle...

Tuesday 02. February 2021 / Category: Report, Pastoralists, Global Food, Maasai, Environment
Doku-Serie über die Hirten dieser Erde. | © Neue Celluloid Fabrik

Nicht verpassen! Diese Woche strahlt der Fernsehsender ARTE eine Serie über Pastoralisten auf der ganzen Welt aus. Regisseur Mark Michel begleitete dafür Hirten auf der ganzen Welt bei ihrer täglichen Arbeit. Ein Interview mit ihm über die Einblicke, die er dabei gewonnen hat, finden Sie hier.



Thursday 17. September 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
Veterinarians are rare in Africa and often unaffordable for small farmers or pastoralists. Therefore, Veterinarians without Borders has enabled young Maasai to be trained as veterinarians to ensure the health of farm animals on site. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Veterinarians play a key role in food safety. Not only are they the first persons to contact whenever the welfare of farm animals is in question. They bear a great responsibility towards society by administering medicines in case of illnesses and not least by inspecting meat of slaughtered animals.

Antibiotic resistances in developing countries are only one example, how serious the consequences...

Monday 14. September 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
People in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to food fraud. | © Veterinarians without Borders

For the past few years, Veterinarians without Borders has been on track of global food fraud. In 2008, we managed to reveal a food scandal over milk powder in Africa contaminated with melamine and lead. Due to food shortages, Africa is dependent on milk powder imports. In addition, mothers are often malnourished or HIV positive. To feed their babies, they depend on milk powder. But:...

Friday 11. September 2020 / Category: Report, Poor food hygiene, Global Food, Vaccination for Africa

This year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates its 75th anniversary. With the primary goal of eliminating hunger in the world, FAO's tasks include raising standards for food and living and improving the production and distribution of food.

Against the background of the worldwide spread of the Corona virus, the FAO has published the...

Tuesday 08. September 2020 / Category: Report, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
19 organised crime groups were dismantled and 406 suspects arrested during the recent operation against organised food fraud.

In a large-scale international operation, 12.000 tons of illegal or potentially dangerous food were seized. It was already the ninth so-called operation OPSON carried out in cooperation with authorities in 83 countries worldwide, coordinated by Europol and Interpol.

The products' value is 28 million Euros. 42 % of the seized products were of animal origin. 320 tons of dairy products were...

Wednesday 12. August 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Sandawe, Mobile Agrar-Schule, Global Food
VSF trainee Bernadeta Philipo is thankful for the good pumpkin harvest this year. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Pumpkins are among the oldest cultivated plants in the world and are not only popular in our country. For the Sandawe in East Africa, they are an important staple food and are regularly on the menu of every family. Reason enough for VSF staff member John Laffa and the trainees of our project Mobile school for Sandawe agro-pastoralists to also plant pumpkins. Fortunately,...

Friday 31. July 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
In Africa and Asia alone, an incredible 770 million people suffer from hunger. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The World Food Day should draw attention to the fact that millions of people worldwide are still suffering from hunger. The concern about whether the next meal will provide enough food for oneself and the family is unfortunately omnipresent for many people in developing countries, but it is hardly imaginable for people in...

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6. Mai 2021: ÖTT-Tagung zum Thema "Verantwortung der Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte im Tierschutz"

Die Plattform "Österreichische Tierärztinnen & Tierärzte für Tierschutz" lädt zur 11....


The United Nations world water development report 2021: valuing water | ©  United Nations

What is the true value of water?

Water is the base of all life. But when it comes to determining the monetary value of water,...


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...

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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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