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Thousands of historical posts on the topic of dairy farming & livestock can be found in farming Facebook groups in sub-Saharan Africa. These posts often contain detailed reports of livestock disease as well as queries and comments about productivity and management concerns but as yet they remain unanalyzed. The projects propose to combine social media data with ILRI data to create an open-source platform to analyze and visualize emerging livestock disease outbreaks and related issues in Kenya, and disseminate this information through’s chatbot service.

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