The workshop focused primarily on livestock keeping, feed production and the support infrastructure and services required for small-scale dairy production, as well as the environmental context supporting the systems. Together, the information provided a basis for discussion of the likely impacts on the environmental context associated with livestock keeping for dairy production. The data were captured using participatory mapping in small group discussions during the workshop.
These discussions yielded a wealth of relevant information describing the state of dairy production and natural resources in June 2014, for input into the CLEANED-VCs framework that is especially useful because it was developed by the stakeholders who know and operate within the landscape, and who manage the associated natural resource base through their activities. The results will complement secondary data, household-level information and expert knowledge as inputs into a proof-of-concept implementation of the ex-ante environmental assessment using the Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Assessment for Improved Nutrition, a Secured Environment and Sustainable Development along Livestock and Aquaculture Value Chains.
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