Knowledge for Development

GLiPHA - Global Livestock Production and Health Atlas

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Date: 25/05/2007

Introduction:

The Global Livestock Production and Health Atlas (GLiPHA), is a user-friendly, highly interactive electronic atlas. It provides a scaleable overview of spatial and temporal variation of quantitative information related to animal production and health through the combination of maps, tables and charts. The objective of the system is to facilitate access to large amounts of information stored in databases of governmental and international organizations. The information contained in GLiPHA is organized into five layers or themes: biophysical resources; socio-economics; livestock populations and production; animal health; and, trade in livestock and livestock products. The information can be displayed as map, table or graph.