Agronomes & vétérinaires sans frontières

Supporting smallholder communities for 45 years

We are agronomists, veterinarians, women and men committed to supporting the future of our planet and humanity.
We work with smallholder farmers to preserve their food and economic autonomy, limit our impact on the climate and preserve biodiversity.

88% of our resources go directly to the field


Our areas of focus



Improving the performance of smallholder agricultural systems

Livestock farming, One Health

Livestock farming, One Health

Strengthening animal-health systems and the role of smallholder livestock farming
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Fair supply chains

Fair supply chains

Building fair and transparent supply chains for smallholder organisations
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Crisis response

Crisis response

Helping rural communities become more resilient to armed conflict and natural disasters

Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity

Helping women and young people gain better access to resources, training and decision-making bodies
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Agroecology in Senegal

“I have been growing okra, aubergines, tomatoes, chillies and lettuce for six years. I used to use chemical products and did not know the best practices for sowing seeds. I did not earn much money. Thanks to the techniques I learned with AVSF, yields have improved and the produce looks nicer. By selling more and eliminating spending on chemical products, my income has more than tripled!”

Adama Diamanka, farmer


The latest news on our projects

Breeding and animal health

After a particularly complicated and violent period in its history under the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia can boast of having halved its poverty rate between 2014 and 2022. Even […]


For AVSF, Myriam Mackiewicz, AVSF Technical Director According to the FAO definition, food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to safe […]


For AVSF, Katia Roesch, Agroecology and Climate Change Programme Officer In every country in the world, men and women farmers are testing methods and practices of cultivation and breeding, […]


On 2 March 2022 at the Paris International Agricultural Show, CIRAD and Agronomes & Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF) signed a framework agreement aimed at enhancing their capacity for action […]


Over 70 projects in 22 countries


Technical documents for more detailed information