Veterinarians 'sans frontieres'
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CTA. 1988. Veterinarians 'sans frontieres'. Spore 17. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The veterinarians, engineers, agronomists and technicians of the NGO Veterinaires sans frontieres, work directly with livestock herders and rural communities to help save threatened herds. As part of their field activities, they deal with both the...
The veterinarians, engineers, agronomists and technicians of the NGO Veterinaires sans frontieres, work directly with livestock herders and rural communities to help save threatened herds. As part of their field activities, they deal with both the emergencies that crop up and the day-today activities needed for development. Surveys of the needs of local people determine their programmes which are implemented in conjunction with livestock services and other development agencies. The resulting activities always include training programmes for the herders in order to ensure the long term impact of such projects and their adoption by those concerned. Veterinaires sans frontieres works primarily in regions that do not benefit from other sources of support. in the Sahel, these efforts are designed to help ensure the future of extensive grazing. In agricultural areas, activities are focused on the use of draught animals for ploughing fields or pumping water. Large animals, small ruminants and poultry are all treated by this NGO which has already undertaken more than 30 missions since it was established in 1984. Other initiatives of this type are now being taken in different European countries (notably the United Kingdom and the Netherlands) and work is under way to establish some form of coordination between them. For more details, contact: Veterinaires sans frontieres 12, rue Mulet 69001 Lyon FRANCE
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