Vétérinaires Sans Frontières International

An international network of non-profit organizations working all over the world with hundreds of projects in the field of agriculture and livestock production, animal health and animal welfare, to support small-scale farmers


Pastoralism supports between 200 and 600 million people in drylands, mountainous and marginal lands. VSF International works to support pastoralist communities, and advocates to recognize the multiple economic, social, cultural and environmental functions of pastoralism.

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Healthy people, healthy animals, healthy environment

VSF International aims to raise awareness on the positive role of livestock, sustainable agriculture and small scale integrated farming systems as a key factor for sustainable livelihood development.

Our purpouse and belief »

Fight poverty by supporting small-scale farmers, livestock keepers and pastoralists

VSF International supports families and producers organisations through technical and methodological support on livestock and agroecological production systems.

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Active in 31 countries

VSF International’s members are active in the implementation of sustainable development programs in 31 countries in Africa, the Americas and Asia, with over 200 projects.


Where we work »

VSF International promotes a holistic approach, integrating human, animal and environmental health, and pursues humanitarian, development, scientific, educational and advocacy objectives.

Better Living Conditions

Ensure better living conditions for the most vulnerable populations

One Health

One Health

Affirm principles of “One Health”, promoting a healthy and sustainable relationship between humans, animals and their environment.

Food Sovereignty

Support agroecological production models and promote food sovereignty

Veterinary care and knowledge

Promote food safety and food and nutritional security through veterinary care and knowledge

Latest news:

VSF International has two new members

At the annual meeting held in Lisbon on 7th October, VSF International welcomed two new members of the network: VIVA and VSF Sweden. VIVA (Volunteers in Irish Veterinary Assistance) was founded in 1999 to assist livestock aid programmes in the Developing World. VIVA... read more

Humans and animals in refugee camps

VSF International is participating to a new project led by Glasgow University and funded by the Wellcome Trust, that was launched on 11-12 September with an inception workshop. The project aims to establish a cross-disciplinary network, set out a research agenda, and... read more

The 2016 annual report is now available!

In 2016, the members of VSF International implemented altogether 177 projects in 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, improving the livelihood of 6.86 million people. We treated over 20 million animals, trained 4470 Community-based animal health workers,... read more

Pastoralism towards sustainable development

Why is it important to support pastoralism? What challenges do pastoralists face all around the globe? What actions are needed to overcome these challenges and promote sustainable pastoralism? Find it out in this infographics that builds on the outcomes of the project... read more

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