Knowledge for Development

A sourcebook for decision makers on how to improve livestock data


Date: 30/06/2014


This sourcebook on livestock data, published by the World Bank, FAO and ILRI, summarises the activities and outputs of the Livestock in Africa: Improving Data for Better Policies project. It provides guidance to decision makers responsible for collecting and analysing livestock data from different perspectives on how to systematically address livestock data-related issues within the context of the national agricultural statistical system. In particular, it first develops the skeleton of a sound livestock statistical system – consistent with the demand of livestock information by stakeholders and the principles of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (World Bank, 2011). It then presents a sample of methods and tools – and associated examples – designed to improve the quantity and quality of livestock data available to decision makers.   

(FAO, 2014)  

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