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PASTORALISM TOWARD SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

VSF- Suisse, 17.03.2017

Picture Darrin Vanselow

 
What characterizes pastoralism? What challenges are facing pastoralists around the world, and how can we respond to them to combine pastoralism with sustainable development?
Click here to find out the answers (and some others!) in this infographics realized by VSF International, who consulted over 200 pastoral representatives from 38 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Tags: pastoralism  sustainable development  VSF International 
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PASTORAL COMMUNITY PLATFORMS AS CHANNELS FOR BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE FOR NUTRITION

VSF- Suisse, 07.03.2017

 

I have the responsibility of fetching water, keeping food safe and ensuring environmental hygiene where I raise my children. I am also the one preparing the food for the household and understood the big responsibility I have.”, Ablo Hassen, 24 years old, Ethiopia

In the vast majority of countries, women are among the most vulnerable members of the households and communities. Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse is strongly committed to gender equality and many of our projects have a particular focus on women – see here or here for instance.

In rural societies, women play a pivotal role in food and nutrition security, they are responsible to grow food, process livestock milk or feed the livestock in addition to ensuring the well-being of their family.

For all of these reasons, we are happy to present you here the preliminary findings of our research project with Transform Nutrition on how pastoral-community platforms can participate in promoting optimal maternal infant and young child nutrition practices, including some insightful case studies such as the story of Ablo Hassen.

 

Tags: children  Ethiopia  food security  nutrition  research  women 
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