Challenges in Collecting Household-Level Livestock Data in Africa

Rome, Italy

Teams from the World Bank LSMS-ISA project and the Livestock Data Innovation in Africa (LDIA) project organized a joint workshop to discuss existing challenges in collecting household-level livestock data and methods of improving the current situation of livestock statistics in Africa. Technical specialists and local officials, including representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) held discussions on topics such as key features of survey design, sampling of nomadic populations, questionnaire content for a livestock module, and the collection of data on milk production and sales. Insights from the workshop will assist in the creation of a livestock module for inclusion in LSMS-type surveys and a sourcebook to guide practitioners in future research.