Our expertise

VSF International’s members are mainly active in the implementation of sustainable development programs in 28 countries in Africa, the Americas and Asia. However, we also provide emergency aid when the situations of the areas where we work doesn’t allow rural communities to produce their food in a safe context or when climatic events represent a threat for the survival.

Our expertise in managing development projects in the field of agriculture and livestock keeping are complemented by our technical and methodological support in animal health, welfare and production, development of small-scale (livestock) farming and agroecological systems.

Parallel to that, we consider that development education and awareness raising activities must stay central to our scope, in order to build an active citizenship that can ultimately influence on public policies. We advocate for the promotion of small scale (livestock) farming and for the recognition of their fundamental role in food and nutritional security and climate change mitigation.

 

VSF International support families and producers organisations on 7 main themes:

Animal health, animal welfare, One Health

Animal health, animal welfare, One Health

Animal health is historically at the core of VSF’s expertise. In many developing countries livestock is crucial for the survival of rural families, as i...
Agriculture, livestock production and agroecology

Agriculture, livestock production and agroecology

Agroecology and small-scale agriculture VSF International promotes agroecology as the only real alternative to the more and more industrialised, highly...
Pastoralism

Pastoralism

In many arid and semi-arid areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America, rural communities largely depend on their livestock for the survival. Mobility is...
Training and capacity building

Training and capacity building

Traditional farming systems all around the world are complex and tailored to local situations, enabling family farmers to efficiently confront adverse...
Marketing and value chains; income generating activities

Marketing and value chains; income generating activities

Many small-scale farmers are excluded from marketing opportunities, because of their size, non-homogeneous and limited production, reduced bargaining power,...
Resilience and adaptation to climate change

Resilience and adaptation to climate change

Agriculture is often seen as a large contributor to climate change through the emission of greenhouse gases. At the same time, food production and income...
Emergency and post-emergency

Emergency and post-emergency

In situation of draughts, floodings and other climatic catastrophes, as wells as during conflicts and  civil wars that force people to displace, the mission ...

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