World Livestock Atlas Series 1
|Project type:||Consulting Series RTD|
|Time frame:||2000 - 2002|
|Geographic keyword: Europe | Asia | Africa|
|General keyword: Remote sensing | Livestock geography | GIS|
|Specific keyword: Livestock distribution maps | Livestock production maps|
Contribution to the Livestock Atlas Series 1 for Europe, Asia and Africa
The Livestock Atlas Series 1 (http://ergodd.zoo.ox.ac.uk/livatl2/index.htm) is the first in a series produced by the Animal Health and Production Division (AGA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and is derived from a succession of studies commissioned between 1996 and 2000 and conducted by ERGO and associates. Avia-GIS contributed to the concept and the design of aggregated animal production data and maps for Europe Asia and Africa.
The Atlas' major objectives are to provide improved maps which show how livestock, crops, people and the environment are all interconnected, and how these different elements can be related to each other and used to simplify our view of the various different types of agricultural practices that exist in the developing world. A picture is worth a thousand words!!
The Atlas not only includes maps of the various livestock species, but also a wide range of more detailed data in the form of maps and graphs which are intended to show how livestock productivity (how efficiently they are managed) varies in different countries and in different years. It is also shown how these data have been produced, and how more detail can be extracted from the country level information that is available on the web or in censuses.
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