Vétérinaires Sans Frontières - Dierenartsen Zonder Grenzen
III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
Avenue Paul Deschanellaan, 36-38
Mr Guy Hendrickx
Mr Koen Van Troos
"Healthy animals, healthy people."
We believe that
Every person has the right to decent living conditions and international solidarity is of the utmost importance. The earth, livestock and people are inextricably linked in a chain, in which animals are a factor in sustainable development. "Development gives increased choices to beneficiary populations.
"Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium improves the well-being of disadvantaged populations in developing countries through the optimisation of livestock farming."
Our approach: to work in partnership, to train, to empower, to raise awareness
•To establish partnerships based on mutual respect to further a common goal.
•To put ourselves at the service of vulnerable populations as part of a constant learning process.
•To train and to empower communities, and to strengthen local partners involved in livestock.
•To respect the environment, local culture and laws, human rights, traditional knowledge and animal welfare.
•To use ethical approaches and participatory and culturally relevant technology to achieve our goals.
•To raise awareness among the wider public regarding development issues, with emphasis on the role of animals as a key factor in sustainable development.
•To implement projects in both development and emergency contexts, according to the principle of impartiality.
Our values: Respect, Transparency, Sustainability
•VSF Belgium always follows its code of ethics.
•VSF Belgium’s management is transparent and we are accountable to our stakeholders.
•The activities initiated by VSF Belgium and partners are sustainable.
•VSF Belgium is an equal opportunities employer concerned with staff development.
Our structure: Non-profit organisation registered as an NGO
•VSF Belgium is a non-profit organisation officially registered as an NGO by the Belgian government and several international organisations and African governments.
•VSF Belgium has a professional staff, both international and national.
•VSF Belgium is a member of VSF Europa.
DCI/EDF/ACP-EU JPA, Policy coherence, CAP, SDG, Agenda for Change
Interparliamentary workin group on sustainable food systems
Three quarters of the world’s poor depend on livestock: over one billion people rely upon cows, camels, goats, sheep and poultry for their survival. This is why VSF Europa and its members, such as VSF-Belgium, are working towards reducing poverty and preserving food sovereignty by supporting small-scale farmers and rural livelihoods.
VSF Europa and Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium raise awareness of the general public on the role of livestock as a key factor in sustainable development, through worldwide advocacy based on the perspective of local partners. The sectors of intervention include among others community-based animal health programs, support to local veterinary services and promotion of food sovereignty and income generating activities.
A part from its activities in the South, VSF also takes actions in the North. For the second time, VSF Europa has a Development Education Program (DEP) that is being implemented by AVSF (France), SIVTRO (Italy) and Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium. Together we raise awareness on small scale livestock farming, food sovereignty and climate change. The general focus of our DEP program is the relation between small scale livestock farming and climate change.
The purpose of the Development Education Program is to sensitize future and current European livestock keepers on small scale livestock farming in the South and how livestock keepers in the South are affected by the actions of their colleagues in the North. We also aim to sensitize European decision makers on these issues, as well as the public at large. Tools are being developed in order to achieve this goal, such as a scientific study on the relation between small scale livestock farming and climate change, guest courses in universities and colleges, exchange visits between Belgian livestock keepers and their African counterparts and promotion of responsible consuming of animal products such as meat and milk.
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Coalition Contre la Faim
VSF-Belgium is a member of VSF-Europa, NGO-federatie and ACODEV, 11 11 11 and CNCD and for 2013, VSF-Belgium is the focal point for CELEP, the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism.
01/2013 - 12/2013
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ECHO and DEVco
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