Archived Webinar

Introduction To The Investing In Sustainable Livestock Guide & Tool


The global livestock sector is asking itself a critical question: How do we contribute to the development of societies while promoting environmental sustainability? 

To answer the question, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have launched the Investing in Sustainable Livestock (ISL) Guide , an online platform that provides livestock project managers with the information and tools necessary to implement environmentally sound projects.

Developed through a consultative, research-intensive process, the ISL platform offers structured guidance on how to embed environmental objectives into livestock investment projects. Users supply basic project parameters into the accompanying ISL Tool and receive detailed advice tailored to their livestock investment along with supplementary links to resources and tools. 

The ISL Guide is useful for both the private and public sector, and for projects implemented in any of six major livestock farming systems. 

This webinar will take a structured look at the new ISL Guide and Tool – why they were created and how, what’s behind the guidance provided, and plans to scale and expand the resource. Participants will hear from members of the team that developed the guide, users, and investors in the livestock sector. 

The webinar is free and open to all.


About the Presenters

Fritz Schneider

Fritz has worked in livestock-oriented development programs in India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tanzania. He is affiliated with the Bern University of Applied Science, School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Science, where he was Professor for livestock systems (1993 – 2015) and Vice Director (2000-2010) responsible for research & consulting services. From 2010-2015 Fritz was Head of Agriculture and responsible for bachelor studies, applied research & development, continuing education and consulting services. In addition, Fritz is the chair of the Independent Steering Committee for the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, led by ILRI.

Carolyn Opio

Carolyn Opio is a Livestock Policy Officer with the Animal Production and Health Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. Her work focuses on the analysis of trends within the livestock sector and the impacts of ongoing global trends; the role of livestock in nutrition, the assessment of livestock and environment interactions such as climate change, particularly on the sector’s contribution to GHG emissions. Carolyn has also been directly involved in key global analyses and writing of major publications in the livestock sector. Carolyn currently leads the implementation of a project funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition on Enteric Methane. She is also coordinator of the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership hosted by FAO and lead by livestock stakeholders.

Pierre Gerber

Dr. Pierre Gerber serves as Senior Livestock Specialist at the World Bank, where he leads a stream of work aiming at mainstreaming climate and natural resource management sustainability objectives in livestock operations, and enabling the sector to access climate finance. Pierre possesses over 19 years of experience in analyzing trends in global livestock systems and their interactions with the environment. Previously at FAO, Pierre was a Senior Policy Officer where he coordinated a program involving analytical work, partnerships and field projects on a wide range of issues including climate smart agriculture, metrics of sustainability, and policy formulation for efficient natural resource use. He is also appointed Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University where his research and educational activities address global environmental sustainability issues in livestock systems.

Questions Submitted


- Oct 16, 2021


- Jan 20, 2021
Great course! informative and knowledgeable documents.


- Jun 20, 2020
Great Stuff

Engr. Babar

- Nov 3, 2019


- Oct 10, 2019


- Sep 8, 2019
The guide is full of comprehensive principles, and will be a good reference for improving livelihood, resilience, and creating new jobs.


- Jul 28, 2019

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Jul 18, 2019
Sustainable Livestock information is key in Economic Growth!!!


- Jul 15, 2019
Relevant knowledge with effective practical analysis which is recommended for Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs) Investing in Sustainable Livestock (ILS)

Md Aminul

- Jul 12, 2019
Good to know that resourceful person...
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