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Livestock data community zeroes in on big challenges

Report back from LD4D meeting, 28-30 November In November 2018 the Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) Community of Practice met in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss big questions in the livestock data sphere, assess progress to date on collaborative working groups, and map out next steps. Meeting documentation Access all presentation and session recordings Working groups: … Read more Livestock data community zeroes in on big challenges

Big Data approaches offer hope for improved livestock analysis

By Louise Donnison, Karen Smyth and Vanessa Meadu LD4D members report back from the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture Convention, which took place 3-5 October in Nairobi, Kenya. How can data-driven approaches improve the sustainability and resilience of food systems? And can these approaches be successfully applied in the livestock sector? In October, … Read more Big Data approaches offer hope for improved livestock analysis

Large increases in goat meat production are possible in Ethiopia and India, says new study

by Jeda Palmer and Vanessa Meadu Small ruminants such as goats are an important source of income for smallholder farmers in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. The LiveGAPS project, led by CSIRO (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) work investigated potential for different intervention packages to increase yields and profitability of goat meat production in Ethiopia … Read more Large increases in goat meat production are possible in Ethiopia and India, says new study