Spatial data

The dataset we used contains data layers for biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions by livestock. We updated a high-resolution dataset for South Asia, Sub-Sahara Africa, India and Ethiopia, based on the method described by Herrero et al. (2013). As underlying information, we used the newly created livestock demographics for 2010 (Nicolas et al. 2016; Robinson et al. 2014) and updated global distribution of livestock production systems (Gilbert et al. 2015).