General Resources

The LEGS Project is an independent initiative that aims to improve the quality and livelihoods impact of livestock-related projects in humanitarian situations.

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Livestock-related Interventions in Emergencies: the how-to-do-it manual

Livestock-related Interventions in Emergencies: the how-to-do-it manual – a new resource from FAO

Resilient Livelihoods: Disaster risk reduction for food and nutrition security

Resilient Livelihoods: Disaster risk reduction for food and nutrition security – Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), 2013 edition

Protection: An ALNAP Guide for Humanitarian Agencies

Protection: An ALNAP Guide for Humanitarian Agencies – Overseas Development Institute, London

Beyond any drought: root causes of chronic vulnerability in the Sahel

Beyond any drought: root causes of chronic vulnerability in the Sahel –
The Sahel Working Group, published by IIED, London

Drought, livestock and livelihoods: Lessons from the 1999-2001 emergency response in the pastoral sector in Kenya

Drought, livestock and livelihoods: Lessons from the 1999-2001 emergency response in the pastoral sector in Kenya – Humanitarian Practice Network Paper 40. Overseas Development Institute, London

Guidelines for Livelihoods-based Livestock Relief Interventions in Pastoralist Areas

Guidelines for Livelihoods-based Livestock Relief Interventions in Pastoralist Areas – USAID Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative, Addis Ababa

Comparing Drought Mitigation Interventions In The Pastoral Livestock Sector

Comparing Drought Mitigation Interventions In The Pastoral Livestock Sector –
Natural Resources Institute, Greenwich

Livestock Interventions: Important Principles for OFDA

Livestock Interventions: Important Principles for OFDA – OFDA, Washington DC

Slow-onset disasters: drought and food and livelihoods security – Learning from previous relief and recovery responses

Slow-onset disasters: drought and food and livelihoods security – Learning from previous relief and recovery responses – ProVention Consortium and ALNAP (Learning, Accountability, Performance in Humanitarian Action)

Livestock Study in the Greater Horn of Africa

Livestock Study in the Greater Horn of Africa – Nairobi, Kenya. International Committee of the Red Cross, Nairobi Regional Delegation

Field Operations Guide for Disaster Assessment and Response

Field Operations Guide for Disaster Assessment and Response – USAID, Washington, USA

LEGS Handbook

The LEGS Handbook

The LEGS Handbook provides standards and guidelines for appropriate and timely livestock-based livelihoods responses in emergencies, using a participatory and evidence-based approach. The Handbook was produced through a broad consultation process, drawing on good practice worldwide. The LEGS Handbook is a companion to the Sphere Handbook.

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