Press release: Urgent action needed to close the ‘livestock data gap’ to address poverty and food insecurity

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Missing or poor livestock data limits development opportunities, according to a community of experts who are joining forces to confront the challenge.

28 November 2018 – HANOI: Better data is urgently needed for improving livestock health and productivity in Vietnam and the rest of the world, according to experts who are gathering this week in Vinh Phuc province, Vietnam. The meeting of the Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) Community of Practice brings together key people from academia, NGOs, donor agencies and industry to address the challenge of missing or poor data, and develop innovative approaches to inform policies and investments in the livestock sector. The meeting is being hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Around the world, hundreds of millions of poor people depend on livestock for nutritious food, income, and on-farm assistance. Low productivity and poor health of livestock in these regions results…

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