Livestock manure contributes to climate change
The recent severe drought in the region illustrates the second obstacle to growth: climate change. Climate change has already damaged Latin American agriculture. That's according to the latest report from the World Meteorological Organization. But agriculture is also a major contributor to climate change. It emits around one quarter of greenhouse gases globally. Emissions from animal manure play a role in this. Manure also contains phosphorus and nitrogen which can leach into aquatic environments. That reduces water quality and ultimately endangers aquatic life. To help their business reach its full potential, Latin American livestock producers need to find more sustainable paths to further growth.