Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model

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The Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM) is a GIS framework that simulates the bio-physical processes and activities along livestock supply chains under a life cycle assessment approach.

The aim of GLEAM is to quantify production and use of natural resources in the livestock sector and to identify environmental impacts of livestock in order to contribute to the assessment of adaptation and mitigation scenarios to move towards a more sustainable livestock sector.

Visit the GLEAM website to learn more about the model and results

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GLEAM model in brief

GLEAM is a modelling framework that simulates the interaction of activities and processes involved in livestock production and the environment. The model can operate at (sub) national, regional and global scale.

GLEAM differentiates key stages along livestock supply chains such as feed production, processing and transport; herd dynamics, animal feeding and manure management; and animal products processing and transport. The model captures the specific impacts of each stage, offering a comprehensive and disaggregated picture of livestock production and its use of natural resources.

Header Photo: Farmer leads his sheep and goat to market from ILRI's Landscape album. Photo: Zerihun Sewunet (ILRI) (source


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