Welcome! This web-based platform is both a practical instrument and an information resource for developing environmentally sound livestock production systems.
The ISL Guide provides guidance, suggested activities, and indicators needed to ensure livestock projects are environmentally sustainable (future versions will also address public health and equity dimensions of sustainability). It also offers the theory and evidence that underpin the guidance. This includes a deep dive into seven principles for environmental sustainability in the livestock sector, developed for this tool. We have considered a variety of geographic contexts and tailored the guidance for different project objectives and interventions for those contexts. So whatever and wherever you are implementing, we have formulated recommendations for you.
If you are interested in the theory behind the ISL Guide and case studies demonstrating how it can be applied in the field, click on the left. If you are ready to apply the tool either to implement an existing project (Project in Implementation) or develop a new project (Project in Preparation), click on the appropriate option at right.