Wageningen University to create global animal production database

Wageningen University is leading a new initiative to create global online database with animal production data from all over the world as to better understand the role of animals in sustainable food systems.

 

by Megan Howell, The Pig Site

27 April 2021

 

For the development of sustainable farming systems, people from all over the world need data.

 

However, specific details on animal production in certain parts of the world are either lacking, inaccessible or outdated. The Circular Food Systems (CiFoS) project at Wageningen University & Research has decided to take the lead in making this data available for everyone by collecting it through an easily accessible online survey. 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 project is realized in close collaboration with researchers from World Bank, CSIRO (Australia) and other international partners.

 

Data allows us to define future pathways in animal production. This is of vital importance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to define the role of animals in sustainable food systems. The database development is part of the project Circular Food Systems that aims to define how a transition towards a circular food system can reduce the pressure on the Earth’s resources...

 

Who can help realizing the database? ...

 

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