Terra Nuova is a membership-based association working in international solidarity. It was established in 1969 as a non-profit organisation. In 1980, Terra Nuova was recognised by the European Commission for the implementation of co-operation projects. AU-IBAR has partnered with Terra Nuova in the implementation of several initiatives in Somalia since 1998. These include the EC–funded Pan African Rinderpest Campaign (1998 -1999), the Somali Component of the Pan African Control of Epizootics (PACE) Project (2001 -2005), the Sheikh Technical Veterinary School, SOLICEP, RoO and LEISOM.