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On 22 June 2020, the FAO’s Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (FAO LEAP) Partnership officially launched the new guidelines on biodiversity assessment at the webinar Biodiversity and the livestock sector.  Mitigating harm and maximizing...
The Canadian industry is continuously benchmarking production practices and striving to identify best management practices that enhance sustainability. Science-based information is the foundation for identifying these opportunities, with the FAO LEAP guidelines serving as a key resource to define...
At a time of social distancing, the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership aims to continue engaging with its partners and stakeholders, announcing a new series of webinars on livestock and the environment, that will be running in the...
Background The pig sector is the largest contributor to global meat production, accounting for over 37 percent of global meat intake in 2017, followed closely by chicken (35.2 percent) and beef (21.6 percent).The 98 percent of pig-meat production was...
Managed grasslands and rangelands represent around 70 percent of the global agricultural area. The soils of these agroecosystems contain nearly 20 percent of the world’s soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks, which implies that they play a significant role in...
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