Our expertise and links with the global livestock community are crucial for success.
SEBI-Livestock is uniquely positioned to close the livestock data gap, with expertise in veterinary science, data science and communications, as well as through our engagement with the global community of livestock data producers and users.
Our partners and collaborators
Partnerships are critical to our success. We work with partners directly through collaborative data improvement activities, and indirectly through supporting monitoring in livestock projects on the ground.
Academic partnerships: We draw on local expertise through collaborations with the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre and Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation livestock grantees: In SEBI-Livestock’s monitoring and learning (ML) activity, we support the foundation’s livestock grantees to improve and harmonize data and share learnings with them through the LD4D community of practice. We also share data, evidence and experiences other livestock initiatives supported by the foundation including the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) and the Global Livestock Advocacy for sustainable Development (GLAD) initiative.
RTI: MPACT Consortium: SEBI-Livestock’s ongoing engagement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation AgDev MPACT initiative ensures compatibility of the outputs as well as shared learnings and insights from our ongoing work.
International collaborations: Through the Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) community of practice, SEBI-Livestock has engaged with key actors in the livestock development community. These include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), OIE – World Organisation for Animal Health, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Platform, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (formerly DFID), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), plus numerous governments, universities and the private sector including animal health companies and digital animal health service providers.
SEBI-Livestock is the continuation of the Supporting Evidence Based Interventions (SEBI) programme (2017-2020). Visit the archived SEBI website for information on that project.
SEBI-Livestock is awarded to The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at The University of Edinburgh and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.