We participated in the agro-ecological film festival Food.Film.Fest again this year. We showed the film ‘Sur Le Champ!’, followed by a debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by a transition to an agro-ecological food system.
In the Assaba region in the south of Mauritania, erosion threatens the livelihoods of rural communities. For agro-pastoralists and their livestock, soil and water quality are of vital importance. We support them to carry out restoration works and to manage the new infrastructure in a sustainable way.
On Monday, April 18th, Edward Loure received the Goldman Environmental Prize for his longstanding dedication to land rights in Tanzania. Loure, a Maasai herder himself, works for Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT), a local NGO with whom Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium fights for land rights of Maasai pastoralists. Thanks to their pioneering work in northern Tanzania, pastoralists now have legal certainty about their traditional access to land.