Global livestock production systems maps at 1km resolution

Global datasets are becoming increasingly important for priority setting and targeting by organizations with a global mandate for agriculture and agricultural research for development in developing countries, such as FAO, the international centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) system, and regional and subregional research organisations.

Currently, the best estimates of livestock production systems are those produced by ILRI in 2002, which have been updated and improved upon for some areas. FAO and ILRI together are reviewing the current situation with regards global datasets and global agricultural/livestock production system maps, and are trying to improve the current maps.   The project aims to create and avail global livestock production systems maps at 1km resolution through FAO and ILRI websites.