The multi-stakeholder initiative ‘Partnership on the environmental benchmarking of livestock supply chains’ is the result of a consultative process started in October 2010 between FAO’s Animal Production and Health Division and a group of agriculture and food business representatives resulting in the decision to further explore the possibility of developing a multi-stakeholder partnership on benchmarking and monitoring of the environmental performance of the livestock sector.


Farmers, consumers and other
livestock stakeholders are increasingly
in need of more information about the
environmental performance [read more]

What do we do?

LEAP develops comprehensive guidance and methodology for understanding the environmental performance of livestock supply chains. [read more]

Focus areas

bio soil water nutrient road

Latest publications

Water use in livestock production systems and supply chains



Measuring and
modelling soil
carbon stocks and
stock changes
in livestock production

Nutrient flows
and associated
impacts in
supply chains

of pig
supply chains

Principles for
the assessment
of livestock
impacts on