The CLEANED (Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Assessment for Improved Nutrition, a Secured Environment and Sustainable Development along Livestock and Fish Value Chains) R tool is a rapid ex - ante environmental impact assessment tool that allows users to explore multiple impacts of developing livestock value chains in spatially - explicit ways. It models the impact of intensifying livestock along four pathways, namely pressure on water, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss and soil health.

The CLEANED-R tool integrates data by combining these new data sources with data collected locally and rapidly through participatory GIS approaches, to give an interpretable meaning to the data and, therefore, support decision - makers. Second, by focusing on the landscape scale, the CLEANED-R tool accounts for the short distance heterogeneity within these landscapes, allowing users to identify niches as well as hotspots of changes where spatial planning might be required to mitigate potential negative impacts of growth.

The CLEANED R tool is meant to be used in on - going innovation processes in value chains to support decision - makers to understand the environmental impacts of growth and develop more inclusive and sustainable livestock intensification plans that mitigate the negative impacts and enhance the positive ones.

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Contributing organisations SEI, CIAT
Contact person Catherine Pfeifer
Alternate contact Mats Lannerstad
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