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Livelihoods-based livestock interventions in disasters Promoting appropriate livestock-based livelihoods responses: the Livestock Emergency Guidelines.

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1 livelihoods-based livestock interventions in disasters Promoting appropriate livestock-based livelihoods responses: the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) ‘

2 What is LEGS? Aim of LEGS: To improve support to small-scale livestock keepers in disasters Origin of LEGS: Concern to improve quality Evidence-based best practice Learning from Sphere Practical tools for participatory planning and implementation

3 What is LEGS? Involvement of FAO: Currently, LEGS mainly funded by the European Commission through FAO FAO facilitates implementation of LEGS Training Programmes FAO (AGAS) provides Technical Support and Expertise to LEGS

4 The contents of the LEGS Handbook The ‘Core Standards’ and Technical Chapters all include: Minimum Standards, Key indicators, Guidance notes, plus participatory decision making tools Introduction to LEGS Livestock, Livelihoods and Emergencies Initial Assessment and Identifying Responses Core Standards Common to all Livestock Interventions Destocking Vet. Support Feed Supplies Water Livestock Shelter and Settlement Provision of Livestock

5 LEGS Outcomes and Uptake Handbook published in 2009 Available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic 2 nd edition January 2015 Launch events: – London: February 2015 – Washington DC: February 2015 – Nairobi: March 2015 – Bangkok: March 2015

6 LEGS Outcomes and Uptake 18 LEGS-led regional TOTs 326 LEGS Trainers from 80 countries: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America 157 LEGS Trainings in 32 countries (over 3200 participants) Growing uptake by donors and practitioners Guides humanitarian response in livestock-keeping areas

7 LEGS: Recognises the importance of protecting livestock in disasters Provides practical tools and frameworks Improves quality and timeliness of response, drawing on evidence from around the world Makes linkages between emergency response and long-term development

8 African Union Department for International Development (UK) European Commission European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) Feinstein International Center, Tufts University Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations International Committee for the Red Cross Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute Oxfam GB Trócaire Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium World Society for the Protection of Animals Vetwork UK (overall coordination) Acknowledgments

9 LEGS Coordinator: Cathy Watson FAO Contact persons:


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