Working Groups
LD4D has set up a series of short-life working groups to facilitate solutions to pressing livestock data challenges.

Modelling Impact

This group brings together modellers and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) grantees to model productivity gains brought about as a result of BMGF grantees work.

Data Visualisation and dashboards

This group is investigating ways for forecasting livestock disease through the use of data visualisations, as well as how to collect and share real-time data using dashboards.

Livestock Modelling

This group, which brings together modellers who work within the livestock sector under the LD4D banner, aims to facilitate collaboration to answer some of the big questions relating to livestock.


This group plans and delivers communications and engagement activities that support knowledge sharing within the community, and help inform livestock discussions more widely.

Livestock Ontologies

This group brings together research organisations and individuals to answer the question “How do we present livestock data in a consistent manner?”.

Livestock Fact Check

The Livestock Fact Check project digs into the evidence behind popular facts about livestock, to discover whether those facts are accurate and up to date.