Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards

Source: LEGS Project, 2009

Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chad, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Kenya, Kosovo, Niger, Pakistan, Somalia

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2015


The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises.  They are based on livelihoods objectives that aim to provide rapid assistance to protect and rebuild the livestock assets of crisis-affected communities.

LEGS therefore aims to support both the saving of lives and the saving of livelihoods, through two key strategies: assisting in the identification of the most appropriate livestock interventions in emergencies, and providing standards, indicators and guidance notes for these interventions based on good practice.


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