Total livestock population (TLU) (2005)
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Publishing Details

Map Type: 
Raster Map
Unit: 
TLU
Publication Date: 
August, 2011
Publisher: 
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
2005
Version: 
SChEF r12.05
Primary 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 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

HarvestChoice/IFPRI 2010

Citation

HarvestChoice, 2011. "Total livestock population (TLU) (2005)." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/node/4788.

Additional Attributes

Commodities:
Livestock
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
Keywords: Livestock