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Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières

Mission Statement

AVSF - Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières is an officially recognized non-profit association that works for international solidarity and that has been engaged in supporting smallholder farming since 1977. AVSF carries out more than 80 development projects with smallholder families in 20 countries in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.

AVSF reaches out to smallholder communities threatened by exclusion and poverty, offering them professional skills in agriculture, livestock farming, and animal health. In this way, AVSF supports these communities as they strive to improve their standard of living, sustainably manage the natural resources upon which they depend, and contribute to the socio-economic development of their local area. AVSF helps them defend their rights and gain better recognition for the role they play in society.

Thanks to the smallholder farming that AVSF defends, families no longer suffer from hunger, smallholders are able to live off their land and their herds, communities preserve the environment, and organizations help feed the people and defend their rights.

Programme Description

AVSF’s work focuses on four key areas:

1-    Improvement of agricultural production and sustainable management of natural resources

Securing production and increasing productivity; promoting agro-ecology; defending equitable access to natural resources (water, land, forests, and pastures); and sustainably managing resources.

2-    Development of livestock farming and animal health services

Improving livestock farming, zootechnical advising (on feeding, reproduction, habitat, etc.), and equipment; establishing local veterinary services and technical assistance services for livestock farmers; facilitating the farmers' participation in veterinary public health systems; etc.

3-    Adaptation of smallholder crop and livestock farming systems to climate change and climate variability

Ensuring access to water; promoting agro-ecology and agro-forestry; securing pastoralism; etc.

4-    Insertion and participation of smallholder organizations in local and international markets

Improving the quality of crop and livestock products such as coffee, cocoa, quinoa, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat, etc.; structuring smallholder economic organizations into associations, groups, and cooperatives; integrating smallholder organizations into fair trade and high-quality markets; and developing short supply chains and smallholder markets.

Contact Details

Address: Thadeua road Vientiane, Lao PDR
Telephone: +856 (20) 52 88 48 80
Fax: N/A
Contact Person: Gaylord ROBIN, Country Representative
Other Contact: ,

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 11->20
Number of Expatriate Staff: 1->5
Average Annual Budget: 0 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 2012
Country of Origin: France


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Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
AHAN - Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao PDR, Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition

Start Date: Oct 1st 2017
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
- Health Care