Total livestock population (TLU) (2005)
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Tropical Livestock Units are livestock numbers converted to a common unit (in 2005). Conversion factors are: cattle = 0.7, sheep = 0.1, goats = 0.1, pigs = 0.2, chicken = 0.01. Factors taken mostly from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd18/8/chil18117.htm, except for cattle. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livestock_grazing_comparison. (aggregation type: SUM)
Data Sources & Credits
Lowest Geographic Unit: sub-Saharan Africa
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: Data available for download in CSV format. Spatial data layer may be explored using MAPPR and downloaded in geoTIFF and ASCII raster formats.
Funding Agency: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation