Thursday 10th December 2020, 5:00pm
New SEBI-Livestock five-year programme is launched to continue their work on monitoring the impacts of livestock investments in low-and middle-income countries, supporting the LD4D community to deliver solutions, and developing livestockdata.org as a valuable data and evidence resource for the sector.
2020 has been a tough year for everyone. Researchers, funders, veterinarians, entrepreneurs and livestock keepers have all felt the impacts of the global pandemic.
It has also been also a transformational year. COVID-19 has put zoonotic diseases at the forefront and underscored the need to make One Health a top priority. There is new awareness about the fragility of our food supply and the need for systems-based solutions. This crisis has also reaffirmed the need for good data, and more evidence-based decisions to tackle development challenges.
These challenges resonate with the work carried out by SEBI-Livestock. Supporting Evidence Based Interventions (SEBI) mobilises and applies data and evidence to help the livestock community make better investments that improve livelihoods for smallholders in low and middle-income countries. As they wrap up their first phase of work, they are proud of what has been achieved in four years:
"I am grateful to our entire team for their hard work, to our partners for helping us deliver these results, and to our funders the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for supporting us. As 2020 winds down, it is also an opportunity to look ahead. With this in mind, I am pleased to announce SEBI-Livestock – a new five-year programme which will continue our work on monitoring the impacts of livestock investments, supporting the LD4D community to deliver solutions, and developing livestockdata.org as a valuable data and evidence resource for the sector."Professor Andy Peters, SEBI-Livestock Program Director, The Centre for Supporting Evidence-Based Interventions in Livestock
The new programme is accompanied by a (slightly) new name and new look, as well as a new website going live in the new year. Also in 2021, SEBI-Livestock will hold a series of engagement events with their partners and the LD4D community to discuss workplans and collaborations – stay tuned!
Source: The University of Edinburgh