Livestock fact check: climate change, yield gaps and more

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Vanessa Meadu

The LD4D community has released four new factsheets that dig into the data and evidence behind commonly held livestock facts. The latest factsheets investigate claims relating to livestock and climate change, the multiple functions and uses of livestock in Low and Middle Income Countries, the impacts of disease on livestock productivity and the gaps between current and potential yield from livestock. 

This series of factsheets aims to help ensure that facts relevant to the livestock sector are robust, up-to- date and appropriately interpreted, resulting in better-informed discussions around these topics. We welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions – please leave your comments below.

Livestock and Climate Change Fact Sheet
Livestock Multi-functionality Fact Sheet
Production Burdens Fact Sheet
Livestock Yield Gaps Fact Sheet

 


Livestock Fact Check is an ongoing project which investigates and clarifies commonly cited facts about livestock. The livestock factsheets and webinar are produced by the Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) community of practice. LD4D aims to drive informed livestock decision-making through better use of existing data and analyses. Learn more at ld4d.org.

LD4D is coordinated by the Supporting Evidence Based Interventions project, based at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Header image: Forages in Tanzania. G. Smith (CIAT). Source.