About us

Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) is a Community of Practice (CoP) that was launched in January 2017. It aims to drive informed livestock decision-making through better use of existing data and analyses.

Who we are

LD4D unites representatives from academia, NGOs, donor agencies and industry, and encourages its members to access and share expert knowledge and innovations.

What we do

LD4D aims to help ‘data suppliers’ and ‘data users’ interact effectively, ensuring data supply and demand are met.

Through cataloguing and organizing livestock data, making it more discoverable and digestible, LD4D ultimately aims to guide investments that will improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in low and middle income countries.


LD4D is facilitated by the project Supporting Evidence Based Interventions (SEBI), hosted by the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Science, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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