Fact Check 1: Livestock and Livelihoods
The Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) series, Livestock Fact Check, investigates the provenance of popular livestock related facts. The objective is to ensure robust, up-to-date and appropriately interpreted facts inform relevant discussions and decisions.
Numerous publications give scale to the importance of the sector by referring to ‘one billion’ poor people whose livelihoods depend on livestock. Commonly the fact is used without adequate citation. Where does the fact originate? Is it up-to-date and relevant?