This short (9 min) video presents the main findings from our study Network Analysis of livestock trade in West Africa. This paper is the result of a collaboration with the UF African Networks Lab.
Cattle value chains support approximately 70 million people in West Africa and exports of cattle from ECOWAS are estimated to surpass USD 800 Million each year. This makes cattle alone the most important food product intraregionally.
Our paper “Network analysis of regional livestock trade in West Africa” has been published in PLoS ONE. We used market survey information collected by the CILSS across West Africa to build a network of animal trade movements.
I have joined the UF African Networks Lab spearheaded by Dr. Olivier Walther at UF Geography, who we recently co-authored a paper with. The African Networks Lab studies trade and violence social networks; the lab’s impressive list of publications is available here.
After a long process of cleaning data, coding, analyzing, writing and revising… our paper “Network analysis of regional livestock trade in West Africa” has just been accepted to PLoS ONE! This paper is the result of a collaboration with Drs.