Supporting Evidence-Based Interventions (SEBI)

Our Work

SEBI mobilises and applies data and evidence to help the livestock community make better investments that improve livelihoods for smallholders in low and middle-income countries

Why does livestock data matter?

In Low and Middle-Income Countries, livestock offer a pathway out of poverty for hundreds of millions of smallholders. Milk, meat, eggs and other animal products and services provide vital nutrition, income and security for families and their communities. But animal health and productivity remain low.

The world already has most of the technologies and techniques to improve livestock health and productivity, but we lack reliable information on which diseases to confront, where to target interventions, and which interventions work best in a given context. Vital data on disease and productivity is disparate and scarce, leaving governments, investors, businesses and farmers guessing at the best solutions. This data gap also means that we cannot track progress on the ground, nor can we track progress on achieving global sustainable development goals for agriculture. We need to close this gap and strengthen the evidence-base in order to sustainably transform the livestock sector.

Our approach

What we do: We put data and evidence at the centre of livestock decision-making in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Our Purpose: To enable smallholder livestock keepers to fulfil their potential through better-informed decisions and technologies

Our Vision: A world where reliable data and evidence are available to support and drive sustainable transformation of the livestock sector

Our Mission: We mobilise and apply data and evidence to help the livestock community make better investments that improve livelihoods for smallholders in low and middle-income countries

What sets us apart: Supporting Evidence Based Interventions is uniquely positioned to close the livestock data gap, with expertise in veterinary science and data science, and our engagement with the global community of livestock data producers and users.

SEBI’s unique approach is to mobilise data and evidence to inform and evaluate livestock investment decisions. Our activities are carried out through three interlinked areas of work:

  1. Building and applying the livestock evidence base
  2. Accelerating livestock interventions
  3. Connecting the livestock community

Most work takes place at the intersection between these areas, and monitoring & evaluation (ML&E) and data quality and standards cuts across everything we do.