LEAD (Livestock, Environment And Development) targets the protection and enhancement of natural resources which are affected by livestock production and processing and also focuses on poverty reduction and public health enhancement through appropriate forms of livestock development.
LEAD (Livestock, Environment And Development)
is a multi-institutional initiative of FAO formed to promote ecologically sustainable livestock production systems. It promotes research on livestock environment interactions; creates awareness on the complex interactions of human needs, animal production and the sustainability of global natural resources. It facilitates in developing guidelines, methodologies, processes for analysis and decision support tools for decision makers, practitioners and implementers to promulgate policies that encourage use of sustainable production systems.