Participating in the Livestock Data for Decisions meeting: Hanoi

January 7th, 2019

The Livestock Data for Decisions community meets regularly to share expert knowledge, data, and innovations pertaining to livestock. The meetings provide a forum for discussion of approaches to improve livestock data and for future work plan development as well as an opportunity to update the community on working group progress.

The Livestock Data for Decisions community is facilitated by Supporting Evidence-Based Interventions (SEBI), which aims to improve the livelihoods of poor livestock farmers in developing countries by delivering evidence based interventions to sustainably improve livestock productivity.

Andrew Ash, Kanar Dizyee, Mario Herrero, and Jeda Palmer participated in the Livestock Data for Decisions meeting held in Hanoi, Vietnam in November 2018. Mario Herrero spoke in multiple sessions. In the impact session, he presented an update on the smallholder impact evaluation modelling work that we are undertaking in collaboration with GALVmed and the International Livestock Research Institute. In the data standards panel discussion, he highlighted how we can raise data standards and improve interoperability. In the communicating facts session, he discussed how we can effectively communicate facts in the misinformation age.

Andrew Ash presented an update of our LiveGAPS work, which aims to sustainably increase livestock yields in Tanzania and Nigeria. Jeda Palmer presented a session on approaches to better share our LiveGAPS resources such as our apps. These apps can be used to explore and visualise a range of variables relating to livestock systems in developing countries:

Photo credits: Jeda Palmer (CSIRO) and Vanessa Meadu (SEBI).