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Transforming livestock systems to achieve better agrifood systems and help solve global challenges

New Director of FAO Animal Production and Health Division announces his vision for FAO’s future work on livestock at two major dairy events this month.
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Five questions (and answers) with Hsin Huang

The FAO LEAP Steering Committee chairperson replies to five questions on the multi-stakeholder partnership and its way forward
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National climate actions cannot ignore the livestock sector

New FAO initiative supports countries to enhance climate actions in the livestock sector
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Healthy environment is a human right

A historic UN resolution recognizes access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right
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Better livestock production improves family well-being and acts against climate change in Uruguay

How climate-smart practices are providing better incomes and a more resilient environment

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

Environmental performance of feed additives in livestock supply chains. Guidelines for assessment

Biodiversity and the livestock sector - Guidelines for quantitative assessment