The LD4D demand study working group has commissioned a pilot study into the data information needs of local stakeholders with an interest in livestock productivity and mortality in the dairy sector in Ethiopia. The LD4D demand study working group will provide support in identifying key stakeholders and suitable study sites in Ethiopia. The objective of this study is to ensure that future livestock models and analytics are better targeted to stakeholder needs.
Four consultants have been invited to submit tenders for the work. Review of tenders will begin shortly with a view to commissioning the study by early October.
LD4D demand study working group comprises Tim Robinson (FAO), Mario Herrero (CSIRO), Neil Gammon (GalvMED), Dolapo Enahoro (ILRI), Stan Wood (BMGF), Alan Duncan (ILRI/SEBI), Darren Watt (Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, University of Edinburgh) and Karen Smyth (SEBI)