Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI)

Environmental footprinting of livestock products is a challenging but essential task to improve the accuracy of reporting on the real impacts of livestock products. This includes both understanding where the livestock chain stands in in terms of impact and encouraging the benchmarking and measurement of both individual and collective reduction efforts.

Feed is an important part of the agri-food chain and it is essential that feed operators are able to understand their impact, not only from a business efficiency perspective but also to meet the expectations of our customers and public bodies, at both at national and international level.

Following the official publication of the LEAP Global Feed LCA Guidelines methodology in April 2015, IFIF together with AFIA and FEFAC set up the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) with the aim to develop a freely and publicly available feed LCA database and tool. The GFLI database and LCA tool will support meaningful LCAs of livestock products and enable to benchmark feed industry environmental impacts.

The database and the tool would be public and freely accessible. The Global Feed LCA Institute has established a formal partnership with FAO and LEAP, to ensure that the deliverables of the GFLI are compliant with the FAO/LEAP methodological requirements.

There are currently three operational regional projects, one in the EU, one in the USA/Canada and one dealing in particular with fish feed ingredients.

For more information about the GFLI please visit