The objective of the Association is to improve human health and quality of life by means of increased and safe food production in tropical regions through enhancement of research, training and education in veterinary medicine and livestock production within the framework of sustainable development.
The Association has the following tasks and will develop activities:
- To facilitate and stimulate international collaboration, particularly amongst the AITVM member institutions.
- To promote and coordinate research and training in animal health and production in the tropics.
- To inform policy makers of current and future strategies in animal health and production research for sustainable rural development.
- To organize international conferences at regular intervals on themes concerning livestock in the tropics.