A team of professionals was set up in Zambia to implement the Livestock Sector Investment and Policy Toolkit, a framework for livestock data and analysis developed through collaboration between AU-IBAR, the WB, FAO and CIRAD. The toolkit will support the new Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development to identify data needs in the livestock sector, create cross-Ministerial linkages with the Central Statistical Office (CSO) and foster effective sector advocacy for the sector through evidence-based decision making of the role of livestock in poverty reduction. In addition, it is proposed to bring in supportive technical support from the University of Zambia, Department of Agricultural Economics. During a meeting, Mr. Chewe Nkonde, a lecturer at the University, presented to the team his thesis work on "Determinants of Market Participation and Animal Health Management of Smallholder Livestock Producers in Zambia". This presentation provided a catalyst for discussion on 1) household data availability and gaps; 2) the interpretation of the some of the results; 3) potential collaboration with the university on this type of data analysis.
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