How can the Livestock Data community respond to COVID-19?

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The Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) Community will host a facilitated online discussion for its members to explore data needs and collective responses to COVID-19 in the livestock sector, and consider how livestockdata.org, launching on 25 May, could be developed to best support data and evidence-sharing.

Discussion format: Rapidfire presentations followed by audience discussion

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How is COVID-19 impacting the African livestock sector and what data is needed to respond and adapt?

  • Dr. Simplice Nouala (Head of Division of Agriculture and Food Security, African Union Commission)

How do we assess and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the livestock sector in LMICs, particularly value chains, food security and livelihoods?

  • Ugo Pica-Ciamarra (Livestock Economist, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation)

What data do we need to predict and respond to emerging zoonotic diseases?

  • Delia Randolph (Professor Food Safety Systems, Natural Resources Institute / Flagship leader, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health / Researcher, International Livestock Research Institute)

How is COVID-19 affecting animal health interventions in Africa?

  • Baptiste (Baty) Dungu (CEO, Onderstepoort Biological Products)


Guiding questions for group discussion

  • What actions could we prioritise as a community?
  • How could we make best use of livestockdata.org?
  • What resources would we need to move ahead?

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