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IMS and Livestock Sector Partners Combat Malnutrition
The International Meat Secretariat and its partners in the global livestock supply chain welcome the Rome Declaration on Nutrition committing countries to eradicate hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition. Held in Rome from 19-21 November, the Second International Conference on Nutrition was a high-level intergovernmental meeting jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Rome Declaration recognizes that “collective action is instrumental to improve nutrition, requiring collaboration between governments, the private sector, civil society, and communities”.

IMS, together with the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), the International Dairy Federation (IDF), the International Poultry Council (IPC) and the International Egg Commission (IEC), supports the provision of balanced and diversified diets, meeting nutrient requirements of all age groups and all groups with special needs.

The livestock sector is committed to constructively contributing to the Framework for Action Framework for Action through public-private partnerships.

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IMS Partnership with FAO Publishes Groundbreaking Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines

The IMS is pleased to announce that the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-led Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership (LEAP) has published the first of a series of ground-breaking global Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) guidelines for feed, poultry and small ruminants.

The guidelines were officially published at the LEAP 2nd annual meeting at FAO Headquarters in Rome on 23 April 2015 and reflect a common vision among the LEAP partners, which include representatives from the agri-food chain, governments, international organizations, academia, and civil society.

Draft guidelines were also released for public consultation and review on biodiversity, and large ruminant supply chains. The first draft of the guidelines for pig supply chains is scheduled for internal consultation in Q4 2015.
The documents can be downloaded here:
http://www.fao.org/partnerships/leap/en/

The IMS is a founding member of LEAP and provides both leadership and technical expertise to the partnership, which aims to harmonize globally how the environmental impacts of the livestock industry are measured and assessed by developing sector-specific LCA guidelines. Such harmonized guidelines are an important step to measure and continue to reduce the impact of livestock on the environment.
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