Livestock, Environment And People (LEAP)
MODELLING THE GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD SCENARIOS
Funder: Wellcome Trust, (Our Planet Our Health funding stream)
Project dates: Apr 2017 – Mar 2021
This project on the future of animal-sourced foods explores the health and environmental impacts of global consumption of animal-sourced foods. It also investigates the impact of interventions designed to change consumption of animal-sourced foods in light of rising environmental and health concerns.
LEAP is an Oxford University project led by Charles Godfray from the Department of Zoology and Susan Jebb from the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences. We will lead work on package 1 of the project, which will refine a global health model developed previously by:
- further disaggregation of animal-sourced foods categories
- integration of the model with global agricultural economic models
- disaggregation of impacts by socio-economic status within countries.
We will use the updated model to estimate the health and environmental impact of future scenarios, including trade policies and different development and demographic pathways.