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Record number 509280
Title Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership: : Building global methodological consensus for improved environmental management
Author(s) Camillis, Camillo De; Opio, Carolyn; Merènyi1, Màtè; Uwizeye, U.A.; Arce Diaz, Eduardo; Brown, Douglas; Clark, Harry; Castillo-Fernandez, Lucia; Athayde, Alexandra de; Mooij de, Richard; Schryver, An de; Rosa, Primiano de; Desai, Lalji; Gerber, P.J.
Source In: Book of Abstracts of the 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2016. -
Event 10th international conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food, Dublin, 2016-10-19/2016-10-21
Department(s) Animal Production Systems
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) eco-efficiency; consensus building; GHG emissions; water footprinting; nutrients modelling; carbon stock
Abstract Research is evolving fast in environmental assessment. Accordingly, Life Cycle Assessment studies often deliver
contradictory messages when it comes to agriculture and livestock supply chains. High is hence the risk to mislead policy
making, and to create unjustified market distortions. While science continues to evolve, FAO, governments, private sector,
non-government organizations and civil society organizations engaged in the Livestock Environmental Assessment and
Performance (LEAP) Partnership to build global methodological consensus for sound environmental assessments of
livestock supply chains. LEAP guidelines are developed by Technical Advisory Groups composed of scholars and technical
experts from a wide array of regions. LEAP guidelines are designed to support the environmental benchmarking of livestock
supply chains without focusing on a specific production practice. This paper provides an overview of the major
achievements of the LEAP Partnership phase 1 (2012-2015) as well as presents the technical challenges that LEAP will
tackle in its phase 2 until 2018. Special emphasis is on the ongoing technical activities on water footprinting, modelling of
nitrogen and phosphorus flows, soil carbon stock changes, and road testing of LEAP1 guidelines.
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