Who we are

We are a global network dedicated to improving livestock data to support better decision-making

The LD4D Network

The Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) network unites over 800 people worldwide working with livestock data. Our members include academics, policy makers, project implementers, farmer representatives, funders, businesses, and livestock advocates. 

LD4D Secretariat

LD4D is facilitated and supported by the Centre for Supporting Evidence Based Interventions in Livestock (SEBI-Livestock), awarded to The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at The University of Edinburgh.

SEBI-Livestock 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.


Secretariat staff from SEBI-Livestock

Dr. Karen Smyth, Program Director

Vanessa Meadu, Communications and Knowledge Exchange Specialist

Ana Miranda, LD4D Development Manager

Antonia Robb, Administrative Officer

LD4D Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is made up of international experts working across the spectrum of livestock, data and development.

Meet the Steering Committee