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In our media centre you can find a collection of news, photographs, video clips, radio reports and documents that follow our work. Unless otherwise stated, VSF has the copyright to all downloadable multimedia files. The publication (print, web etc.) is free of charge only in connection with an article about VSF.

Monday 20. May 2019 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa
Machen Sie mit bei IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA und helfen Sie den Sandawe in Ostafrika! | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Nicht vergessen: Wer zwischen 20. und 26. Mai sein Haustier in einer der teilnehmenden Tierarztpraxen impfen lässt, leistet direkte Hilfe für Menschen in Afrika. Denn Österreichs TierärztInnen spenden die Hälfte ihres Impfhonorars für das Hilfsprojekt „Mobile Agrar-Schule für Sandawe Agro-Pastoralisten“ und...

Wednesday 08. May 2019 / Category: Report, Environment

Attention to all future veterinarians and physicians! The One Health Summer School will take place in London from Aug. 19 through Aug. 30, 2019. The summer school will focus on major One Health themes including zoonoses, emerging diseases, and antimicrobial resistance. More information about it: <link...

Wednesday 24. April 2019 / Category: Report, Mobile Agrar-Schule
Aka Mlanji is proud to contribute to the well-being of his village with his newly learned knowledge. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Our current project Mobile school for Sandawe-agropastoralists is to the benefit of whole village communities, because the participants:

  • pass on this knowledge to other villagers
  • make an important contribution to the health of the community and their herds
  • take care that the crops literally fall on fertile...
Wednesday 17. April 2019 / Category: Report, Mobile Agrar-Schule
Veterinarians without Borders provide their trainees with high-quality seeds and seedlings. | © Veterinarians without BordersTo our project Manager John Laffa it is essential that the participants do not only benefit from his knowledge, but also from high-quality seeds and seedlings. | © Veterinarians without Borders

In addition to the professional know-how, VSF provides the participants with high-quality regional seeds and seedlings - the best precondition for a nourishing diet for humans and animals.

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Our training programme = gain for entire Sandawe...
Wednesday 10. April 2019 / Category: Report, Mobile Agrar-Schule
VSF employee John Laffa asks the participants whether there have been ambiguities when applying their new knowledge. | © Veterinarians without Borders

In order to provide the best possible service to our participants from cultivation to harvest, 14 multi-day training modules will take place throughout the year. This way the participants can solve problems that might arise with the VSF trainers quickly and competently.

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Saturday 06. April 2019 / Category: Report, Mobile Agrar-Schule
Benadetha Namu participates in the training of VSF. In her garden she now plants okra, sweet potatoes, papaya and tree spinach. | © Veterinarians without Borders

With our training project Mobile school for Sandawe agro-pastoralists the lessons take place directly in the Sandawe villages. In groups of 20 people, the participants receive a practical education. They can appy all they have learned in the training immediately on their own fields.

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Friday 22. March 2019 / Category: Report, Global Food, Environment
Fresh water source in the area of Sandawe in Tanzania | © Veterinarians without BordersDuring the rainy season, the East African landscape is painted in lush green colour | © Veterinarians without BordersWhen the rains do not fall, the lives of human and animal are at risk | © Veterinarians without Borders

Today is World Water Day. Globally, about 84 percent of extracted freshwater is used for agriculture. According to estimates of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) by 2030 it is expected that agricultural demand for water alone will outstrip available supply (<link...

Tuesday 12. March 2019 / Category: Report, Mobile Agrar-Schule
The training is very well accepted by the Sandawe. | © Veterinarians without Borders

This year's donations for our campaign Vaccination for Africa support our project Mobile school for Sandawe agro-pastoralists. The aim of this project is to

  • provide the Sandawe with basic agricultural knowledge
  • give them new life perspectives
  • ensure good care of their cattle and sheep

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Tuesday 05. March 2019 / Category: Report, Sandawe, Mobile Agrar-Schule
An independent life in the country or an existence in the slums of Africa's megacities? The training project of VSF aims at securing a solid livelihood in their homeland even for future generations of Sandawe. | © Veterinarians without Borders

An increasing number of young Sandawe are forced to abandon their land and leave their home to work as day labourers in the large cities. Instead, a life in the slums of the megacities is predefined. In order to prevent this development, Veterinarians without Borders have launched a mobile school for livestock farming and agriculture.

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Tuesday 26. February 2019 / Category: Report, Mobile Agrar-Schule
Sebastiana Majuwa is 60 years old and mother of six children. She has known VSF project manager John Laffa (right) for many years and appreciates his committment for the future of their people. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The Sandawe are one of the most ancient tribes in the world. For 87,000 years, the skillful hunters and gatherers have inhabited the East African steppe. Today they live - pushed back - in a small area in the heart of Tanzania. To survive, the Sandawe also practice livestock farming and agriculture. However, yields are low because the Sandawe lack agricultural experience.


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Meshack Dionis attended our trainings last year. During our visit he showed us his pearl millet field and then planted a fig seedling. © | Veterinarians without Borders

Mobile agricultural school is now in its third year

Our project to help small-scale farmers in Tanzania in the form of a mobile school has entered its...


Hirtenvölker, wie die Maasai, pflegen ein sehr inniges Verhältnis zur Natur und ihren Tieren. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Wussten Sie schon, dass Pastoralisten ein Viertel aller Landflächen weltweit beweiden?

So leisten Hirten weltweit einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Ernährungssicherheit selbst in den...


Die pastorale Lebensform ist eine der ältesten, die wir kennen, und ist dennoch richtungsweisend für unsere Zukunft. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Würden Sie beim Begriff „Ökosystemdienstleister“ an Hirten denken?

Nein? Das wäre jedoch durchaus naheliegend. Denn Hirtenvölker pflegen eine Lebensweise, die...

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Steam cooking in the traditional way

Sweet potatoes are very popular in Africa. In Tanzania, many small traders sell steamed sweet...

John Laffa sends Christmas greetings from Tanzania

Our Tanzanian employee John Laffa wishes all supporters and friends of Veterinarians without...

Maasai student Lucas Moreto successfully finishes diploma course!

We congratulate our Maasai student Lucas Moreto! As reported, Lucas is studying law at the TUDARCO...

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