Livestock Data

Community of Practice

 

Welcome!

Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) is a Community of Practice launched in January 2017 that aims to drive informed livestock decision making through the better use of existing data and analyses.

LD4D brings together livestock and data modellers with project implementers and decision makers from industry, the public sector and NGOs. Through cataloging and organizing livestock data, making it more discoverable and digestible, LD4D ultimately aims to guide investments that will improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in low and middle-income countries.

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Karen Smyth, COP Lead | Email
Deputy Director of the Supporting Evidence-Based Decisions (SEBI) project at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Midlothian, United Kingdom.

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Working groups

LD4D hosts a series of short-life working groups and projects where the real work of the community takes place.

Livestock Fact Check

The Livestock Fact Check project digs into the evidence behind popular facts about livestock, to discover whether those facts are accurate and up to date. More…

LiveGAPS

LiveGAPS aims to identify ways to maximise yields in livestock systems for poverty alleviation, global food security and sustainability. More…

Decision makers’ needs study

LD4D has commissioned a pilot study into the data information needs of local stakeholders interested in livestock productivity and causes of mortality in the dairy sector in Ethiopia. More…

Knowledge platform and data portal

A hub for livestock information and resources, including a data portal, which will house an inventory of current and previous livestock projects and descriptions of associated databases. More…

Data visualisations and dashboards

This group will consider how we can move toward the forecasting of livestock disease through the use of data visualisations. This group will also consider the potential to collect and share real-time data using dashboards. More…

Data quality

This group will explore elements of data quality by considering the fitness of purpose of data obtained from secondary sources and practices to generate good quality primary data. More…

Modelling Impact

This group will bring together modellers and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grantees to model productivity gains brought about as a result of BMGF grantees work. More…

Livestock Modelling Group

This group, which brings together modellers who work within the livestock sector under the LD4D banner, is looking to facilitate collaboration to answer some of the big questions relating to livestock. More…

Communications

This group will plan and deliver communications and engagement activities that support knowledge sharing within the community and help inform livestock discussions more widely. More…

Community News

Articles in this section were originally posted on the Livestock Data for Decisions website.

A streamlined tool for rural household surveys – Q&A with Jim Hammond on RHoMIS – the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey

A streamlined tool for rural household surveys – Q&A with Jim Hammond on RHoMIS – the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey

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RHoMIS - the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey, aims to reduce the costs, time requirements and reporting burdens for those who ...
Monitor, learn, evaluate: Tracking the impact of livestock development projects

Monitor, learn, evaluate: Tracking the impact of livestock development projects

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Supporting Evidence Based Interventions (SEBI) recently gathered staff from eleven livestock development projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates ...
Consultancy opportunity: Modelling Intervention Impacts

Consultancy opportunity: Modelling Intervention Impacts

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The Supporting Evidence-based Interventions (SEBI) initiative, based at the University of Edinburgh, aims to boost the livelihoods of smallholder farmers ...
LiveGAPS team release nutrient production app

LiveGAPS team release nutrient production app

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The LiveGAPS team have released a new app to compare nutrient production of livestock by farm size for Tanzania, Nigeria ...
New study uncovers source of mystery neurological disease devastating Tanzanian sheep and goats

New study uncovers source of mystery neurological disease devastating Tanzanian sheep and goats

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Researchers have identified the source of a neurological disease in small ruminants in northern Tanzania as the dog tapeworm Taenia ...
Livestock data community zeroes in on big challenges

Livestock data community zeroes in on big challenges

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Report back from LD4D meeting, 28-30 November In November 2018 the Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) Community of Practice met ...
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Events

[WEBINAR] Semantic Annotation of Images in the FAIR Data Era

September 3, 2019 – September 3, 2019 | Online

[WEBINAR] Digital Food Systems Evidence Clearing House

September 17, 2019 – September 17, 2019 | Online

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