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Advancing sustainable livestock transformation in China

Global experts recently convened in China for a week-long initiative aimed at tackling greenhouse gas emissions from livestock
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Global collaboration unleashes expertise in Costa Rica: FAO LEAP Partnership advances implementation of innovative guidelines

Over 60 participants from 27 countries converge in San Jose, Costa Rica, and virtually to drive forward FAO Guidelines on Ecosystem Services and Circular Bioeconomy Approaches
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New FAO report maps pathways towards lower livestock emissions

Various mitigation options exist to reduce greenhouse gases while meeting increased demand for terrestrial animal-sourced foods

The Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership is a multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the environmental sustainability of the livestock sector through harmonized methods, metrics, and data. LEAP leads a coordinated global initiative to accelerate the sustainable development of livestock supply chain and to support coherent climate actions, while contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.

Focus areas

bio soil water nutrient road

Did you know?


Livestock supply chains account for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas  (GHG) emissions


Improved management practices could reduce emissions from livestock systems by about 30%


92 countries have already included livestock in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement



Latest publications

Methane emissions in livestock and rice systems

Global assessment of soil carbon in grasslands