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Heard of shade-grown coffee? This is shade-grown livestock!

Producing livestock in tropical areas can be challenging. This is because of the weather constraints that reduce plant (and so animal) growth. Here, plants tend to have a lower nutritional value and are harder to digest, which means cows produce more methane. This not only contributes more to greenhouse gas (GHG) production but also makes the forage less tasty for livestock, which reduces their food intake and affects their productivity.

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