Further to previous announcements, you are kindly invited to proceed with registration to participate in the 3rd Annual Meeting of the multi-stakeholder initiative LEAP Partnership taking place on 21st September 2017. 

LEAP builds up global consensus on comprehensive guidance documents and science-based methodologies to:

  • Assess and interpret the environmental performance of livestock supply chains
  • Generate evidence for shaping policy measures and business strategies

This year, there have been many technical advancements. Presentation of LEAP guidelines and discussion will focus on the following topics:

  • Soil carbon stock changes, carbon sequestration and and food security
  • Water footprinting, water supply and business risk, more food per drop, efficiency gains
  • Preventing nutrients losses, through nutrient use efficiency, for water quality and increased incomes
  • Livestock production, biodiversity and ecosystem services for resilient food systems and communities

To date, more than 40 participants have already registered. Many are representatives of international business associations, farmers and pastoralist movements, civil society, NGOs, academia, governments, and other agencies. Amongst others, the following experts are going to be involved.

  • Ermias Kebrab, UC Davis, USA
  • Beverly Henry, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Stewart Ledgard, AgResearch, New Zealand, LEAP co-chair, Technical Advisory Group on Nutrients modelling and Impact Assessment
  •  Adrian Leip, JRC, European Commission, LEAP co-chair, Technical Advisory Group on Nutrients modelling and impact assessment
  • Fernando Lattanzi, Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuariam, Uruguay, LEAP co-chair, Soil Carbon Technical Advisory Group
  • Anne-Marie Boulay, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal CIRAD, Canada, LEAP co-chair, Water footprinting Technical Advisory Group
  • Tim McAllister, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, LEAP chair, Biodiversity and Ecosystem services Technical Advisory Group
  • Ronald Vargas (tbc), FAO, Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS)
  • Jason Sircely, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya
  • Nicolas Martin, FEFAC, Product Environmental Footprint pilot on Feed, Brussels
  • Sandra Vijn, WWF
  • Greg Thoma (tbc), University of Arkansas, Technical Advisory Group on Pigs supply chains


To register, kindly participate in the doodle poll indicating below your ORGANIZATION and COUNTRY of origin (the one in your ID/Passport) next to your NAME and SURNAME.

Deadline: 8 September COB

Registration link: http://doodle.com/poll/br23qakq4bf5uzbx