About VIVA

Livestock - providing hope to smallholders worldwide VIVA - bringing animal health care and education to the Developing World Donate today  support VIVA's overseas projects Supporting livestock, supporting people Paravet training - VIVA supports village based animal health services Livestock projects - enabling families to educate their children

Our Mission and Values

Our Mission:

VIVA is an Irish non-profit organisation working with small-scale livestock farmers in the Developing World to improve livestock husbandry, health and welfare. VIVA uses a One Health approach in its work which recognises the interdependence between animal and human health and the environment they share.

Our Values:

  • Our values are rooted in a sense of solidarity with small-scale livestock farmers in the Developing World arising from our backgrounds in agriculture and veterinary medicine in Ireland.
  • Our focus on assisting these farming families to improve the productivity, health and welfare of their livestock is based on a culture of volunteerism amongst our supporters and a desire to share our professional knowledge.
  • We seek to collaborate with other like-minded individuals and organisations to enable us to be as effective as possible in the use of our funds.
  • Our work with farming families is based on a mutual respect and a belief that listening and empowering these communities is the most effective way to improve their circumstances. We also aim to ensure that marginalised groups such as women, and ethnic and religious minorities are included in the projects in the communities we partner with.
  • As an organisation we aim to be professional, effective and innovative and nimble in our approaches.
  • At all times we strive to be a learning organisation, open to new ideas, approaches and opportunities which further out aims.
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Dóchas Code of Conduct on images and messages

VIVA is a signatory of the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages and commits to applying the Codes principles in all their communications.

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