Many smallholder farmers in Mauritania are being hit very hard by the changing climate. To help them face climate shocks with resilience, we distribute food and cash, strengthen their animal health care skills and help them fight soil erosion.
“A healthy planet” – why we protect the environment as well
At the beginning of the year, we updated our slogan to read: “Healthy animals, healthy people, healthy planet.”That change has to do with our desire to emphasise the importance of the environment in our unique vision of health, as well as in our activities.
Mauritania: The urgent need to preserve soil and water in response to erosion
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.