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Strengthening efforts to drive better decision-making through effective use of livestock data

“Community of Practice members have demonstrated their interest and commitment to working towards shared goals,” said Professor Andy Peters, Director of the Supporting Evidence-Based Innovations (SEBI) program, which facilitates the Community of Practice. “We believe real innovation can come from this collaboration among experts and practitioners, which will improve the way livestock interventions are designed in the future,” he said.

Over 40 people gathered for the Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) meeting from 20-22 February in Naivasha, Kenya to discuss progress to date on key initiatives, give practical input on tools and applications, and decide on the next set of joint activities to be delivered through working groups.

Participants brought a range of views and expertise to the discussions, including modelling, analysis, data management, program implementation, communication and grantmaking.

Aside from updates from current working groups, the meeting sparked ideas for new working groups, which will lead on strategic activities and outputs for the benefit of the LD4D Community.

Watch this interview with Brian King explaining how the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture contributes to the LD4D Community:

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Mar 19, 2018

Vanessa Meadu

Edinburgh, Scotland

This article’s original version is posted on the Livestock Data for Decisions website.

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