Avoiding meat and dairy: a one-size-fits-all measure to deal with our planet’s environmental problems or a real option for the 1.3 billion people depending on livestock to assure their livelihood and food security?

Avoiding meat and dairy: a one-size-fits-all measure to deal with our planet’s environmental problems or a real option for the 1.3 billion people depending on livestock to assure their livelihood and food security?

Once again, the debate on sustainable diets and in particular on (not) eating animal-derived products is resurfacing in the media, as illustrated most recently by an article in The Guardian. The paper reported on a study by J. Poore and T. Nemecek entitled ‘Reducing...
One Health and Agroecology go hand-in-hand

One Health and Agroecology go hand-in-hand

On the occasion of the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology (3-5 April 2018, Rome) Hervé Petit of VSF International participated to a panel session on Agroecology, Health and Nutrition, explaining how Agroecology and One Health go hand-in-hand. The concept of...
VSF International has two new members

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...
A new database of organizations working on pastoralism is online

A new database of organizations working on pastoralism is online

A new global database of organizations working on pastoralism has been released this week in the website of the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub. The database is fruit of a collaboration between VSF International and FAO, who joined efforts to compile details of over 230...
Humans and animals in refugee camps

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...

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