Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

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 disasters. LEGS is based on three livelihoods objectives: Providing immediate assistance to crisis-affected communities, protecting the livestock-related assets of crisis-affected communities, and assisting the re-building of key assets among crisis-affected communities. The key technical areas covered within the three livelihoods objectives are: destocking, veterinary care, supplementary feeding, provision of water, livestock shelter and settlement, and provision of livestock or restocking.

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Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Disasters and humanitarian affairs

Goods categories

Agriculture, aquaculture & forestry

Business sectors

Agriculture and livestock