Condition of animals and livestock About

This project investigates how we could extract information on the effects of drought on animals.

We want to answer questions like:

  1. What animals are found in the area?
  2. What condition are they in? Are the healthy?
  3. Are they alive or dead?

How does it work?

You will be presented with an image from drought in Somalia and asked a series of questions about what you see in the photo.

Don't worry if you are not sure about your answer, each photo is presented to at least 30 people and the final answers are taken from the majority response.

If you can't see what is in the photo select "I DON'T KNOW" - this is a good answer!

Don't worry if several photos seem irrelevant, sometimes you might click through several photos before finding one you can analyse. The same photos are presented in multiple projects on topics such as agriculture, soil and water. While a photo may not be relevant for this analysis, it may be relevant to another.

If you want more information on what sort of data is collected before, during, and after a disaster, have a look at the Field Operations Guide for Disaster Assessment and Response produced by USAID.

What are we doing with the results?

Results will help us improve this project and others like it so that they could be deployed during a real drought or other disaster situations. More generally we will also use these results to determine how these types of applications could be best used in a disaster situation.

This project was co-developed with Ilya Fischhoff, Lauren Young (Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture), Sarah Green (Michigan Tech), and Tom Sappington (USDA-ARS).

The icon image, and images within this project, come from FAO SWALIM on Flickr.

This page was last updated 16 May, 2015.