Tropical Livestock Units (TLU, 2005)
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Publishing Details

Dataset Type: 
Spatial Dataset
Unit: 
TLU
Publication Date: 
April, 2015
Publisher: 
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
2005
Version: 
SChEF r12.05
Contact: 
Ulrike Wood-Sichra

Abstract

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 Chilonda, P. and J Otte. Indicators to Monitor Trends in Livestock Production at National, Regional and International Levels. Livestock Research for Rural Development, v.18, no.8, 2006. (http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd18/8/chil18117.htm), except for cattle. See also: Livestock Grazing Comparison, Wikipedia, 2010. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livestock_grazing_comparison)

Data Sources & Credits

HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Center (IFPRI), 2010. Calculations based on data from: Gridded Livestock of the World 2007, by G.R.W. Wint and T.P. Robinson. Rome, Italy: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2010.

Citation

HarvestChoice, 2015. "Tropical Livestock Units (TLU, 2005)." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/data/an05_tlu.

Additional Attributes

Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: CSV and raster (GeoTIFF and ESRI ASCII Grid)
Keywords: Livestock, Livestock Production, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tropical Areas