Review of life-cycle assessments of livestock production: Perspectives for application to environmental impact assessment in developing countries
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Fraval, S., Lannerstad, M. and Ridoutt, B. 2015. Review of life-cycle assessments of livestock production: Perspectives for application to environmental impact assessment in developing countries. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.
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This review draws on Life-Cycle Assessments (LCA) of livestock value chains. The current state of livestock LCAs is summarized, with an emphasis on limitations and lessons for a developing country context. Of the 149 LCAs reviewed, 19 incorporated developing countries. Key messages are: LCAs can be conducted for livestock value chains in developing countries; and, lessons can be learnt to improve the rigor of alternative methodologies including modeling, indicator specification, allocation of impact and incorporating sensitivity analysis. Further, results from existing LCAs provide a point of reference for future LCAs and sustainability assessments in developing countries.
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