Launch: Investing in Sustainable Livestock (ISL) Guide & Tool

On 21 June 2019, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched the Investing in Sustainable Livestock (ISL) Guide (, an information resource for designing and implementing environmentally sound livestock development projects.

Investing in sustainable livestock guide

The ISL Guide is accompanied by an interactive tool that provides context-specific guidance, suggested activities, and indicators to help livestock projects contribute to environmental sustainability; it also includes references for further investigation.

The guide will be updated on an ongoing basis with new resources and tools. In addition to guidance on the environment, this inaugural version will be expanded to include guidance on animal health and welfare, and equity over the next several years.