The work presented here is the culmination of many years of collaboration between FAO, ILRI, the University of Oxford and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The work has been facilitated in different ways by numerous colleagues and we would like in particular to acknowledge contributions from Samuel Jutzi, Joachim Otte, Henning Steinfeld, Jan Slingenbergh, Pierre Gerber, Jeroen Dijkman, Giuliano Cecchi, Russ Kruska, Philip Thornton, David Bourne, David Rogers, Steffen Fritz, Martina Duerauer, Christoph Perger & Gaëlle Nicolas.

TPR is funded by the CGIAR Research Programmes on the Humidtropics; Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS); and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). MG & TPVB are funded by the “Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique” (FNRS). SIH is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust (#095066) and receives support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation. SIH also acknowledges funding support from the RAPIDD program of the Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, and the Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH). This work was partly funded through the US NIH FIC grants (3R01TW007869-03 and 1R56TW009502-01), the USAID-funded Emerging Pandemic Threat (EPT+) programme and the FNRS PDR T.0073.13. Support to the continuation of this work is provided by the Belgian FNRS project T.0073.13 "Mapping people and livestock".