Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) - 2nd edition

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) - 2nd edition
Feb 2015

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) is a set of international guidelines and stadards for designing, implementating, and evaluating livestock interventions to help people affected by humanitarrian crises. LEGS is based on three livelihoods objectives: to provide rapid assistance, to protect livestock assets, and to rebuild the livestock assets of crisis-affected communities.

LEGS supports the saving of both lives and livelihoods through two key strategies:

  • LEGS helps identify the most appropriate livestock interventions in emergencies,
  • LEGS provides standards, key actions, and guidance notes for these interventions based on good practice.