Livestock Goods and Bads: ILRI APM Survey 2010 What did ILRI think about livestock goods and bads ….and how did this change after the ILRI Annual Program Meeting in April 2010? Prepared by Alan Duncan, June 19, 2010
Message: Percentage responses in each category only changed significantly in the "don't know" category where the % of responses in this category significantly reduced. The answer "18%" remains the highest response category with significantly more response than other categories
Message: Staff are now less in agreement as to whether livestock are, in global terms, a "pathway out of poverty" or "polluters of the planet" with approximately 50% giving each answer.
Message: Staff agreed before APM that in SSA livestock are a "pathway out of poverty", they continue to think this since APM. Results were almost identical for South Asia.
Message: Staff generally agreed before APM that in SA livestock are a "pathway out of poverty", they have become more convinced of this since APM
Message: Response on livestock bads remain similar before and after APM with the same ranking of bads (except environmental/water pollution and overgrazing & loss of bioversity which switch positions but are not significantly different from each other in average ranking). "Zoonotic disease" becomes more clearly the most important livestock bad for the respondents with a significantly higher proportion of respondents placing it as most important than all other bads except environmental/water pollution
Message: Very little change in the ranking of livestock goods. Respondents remain generally in agreement as to the ranking importance of livestock goods with the ordering of average ranking remaining the same. "Livelihood option for the world's poor" remains the most important livestock good and cultural value the least (now significantly lower average ranking than all other livestock goods).
<ul><li>Prepared by Alan Duncan. Thanks to Jane Poole for help with survey analysis </li></ul><ul><li>ILRI, June 2010 </li></ul>