The GFLI governance mechanism offers some useful flexibility but is rather decentralized. The inherent risk with this approach is to end up with inconsistent choices made by the regional projects. To reduce this risk, the GFLI has defined a road map which shall be followed by the regional projects for their activities
GFLI road map for data collection
Define the list of feed ingredients which are relevant in order to perform a meaningful assessment of the environmental impact of compound feed for the region/sector at stake.
Literature review and methodological compliance check
Define data collection and update plan
Identify synergies / overlap with other regional projects
Start collection/update of LCI data according to template.
Organize an external review of the collected/updated data to check compliance with data collection procedure
Submit data to the GFLI management Board
A consistent approach to define the scope of the regional projects is also extremely important for the objectives of the GFLI. The scope of the regional project are defined from the perspective of a compound feed producer in a given region, meaning that the list of feed ingredients for which data will be collected should enable meaningful environmental assessments. To achieve this consistency, the GFLI has a stepwise approach which supports the decisions to be taken by the regional project.