The workshop focused primarily on livestock keeping, feed production and support infrastructure and services for small-scale dairy production, as well as the environmental context supporting such systems. Together, the information provided a basis for discussion of the common impacts on the environmental context associated with livestock keeping for dairy production. The data were captured using participatory mapping by small group discussions during the workshop.
These groups yielded a wealth of relevant information describing the state of dairy production and natural resources in June-July 2014, which was especially useful because it was developed by the stakeholders who know and operate in the landscape, and who manage the associated natural resource base through their activities. The results will complement the secondary data, household-level information and expert knowledge gathered as inputs into a proof-of-concept implementation of an 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.