Wageningen University & Research is working on a new project to collect data on animal production from around the world. The goal is to develop a global database that becomes an open resource for researchers, policymakers, farmers, businesses and anyone who is interested in the future of animal production.
The university is running its Circular Food Systems (CiFoS) project at in collaboration with researchers from World Bank, CSIRO (Australia) and other international partners.
The researchers said there were currently gaps in specific details on animal production in certain parts of the world where data was either lacking, inaccessible or outdated.
Researchers, policymakers, farmers, businesses and anyone who is interested in the future of animal production have been invited to contribute to the database. They can do this by filling in the online survey via this link
In the survey, respondents can fill in data about the animal production system(s) of their expertise. The questions are grouped in 5 blocks: breeds, structure, productivity, feed and housing and manure systems.
Once all data has been received, WUR will process the data and create an online database. To ensure data protection, data will be aggregated to a regional or the country level. Identifiable data will never be made available.