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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

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Online Location
http://www.fao.org/emergencies/resources/documents/resources-detail/en/c/177304/
Publication date
26/01/2015
Number of Pages
10
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Studies
Focus Region:
Global
Focus Topic:
Land / Water / Resource Management
Commodity:
Livestock
Author
FAO

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) is a set of international guidelines and standards for designing, implementing, and evaluating livestock interventions to help people affected by humanitarian 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.
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