Bolivia: Historic Drought Hits Bolivian Agricultural Production

A historic drought in Bolivia is causing water restrictions in households in the capital of La Paz and reducing grain and oilseed production output by 27 percent in 2016. Sources indicate the cause of the drought is a combination of global climate change and cyclical rains Rains returned to Santa Cruz in early November 2016 and the outlook for the crop season of the summer (January-March) of 2017 is positive. Total planted area is estimated at 1.5 million hectares of which 990,000 hectares is soybeans.

Bolivia: Historic Drought Hits Bolivian Agricultural Production