The LD4D Community of Practice brings together livestock and data modellers with project implementers and decision makers from industry, the public sector and NGOs.

This includes other projects working on livestock funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (marked with *).

Current active members:

BAIF Development Research Foundation*

CGIAR Big Data Platform


Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)* – LiveGAPS project, Supporting Evidence Based Innovations (SEBI)

Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH)*


International Development Research Corporation (IDRC) – Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund*

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – African Dairy Genetic Gains program*,  African Chicken Genetic Gains program* and East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project*

Land O’Lakes International Development*

OIE – World Organisation for Animal Health

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)


UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) – Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) and Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM)

University of Aberdeen

University of Edinburgh – Supporting Evidence Based Innovations (SEBI)*

University of Glasgow*

World Bank – Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)

Image credit: SEBI