Mexico: Drought Conditions and Their Effect on Agriculture

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   MX2021-0031

Increased water demand for both human consumption and agricultural production, along with lagging water management practices and lack of contingency plans has resulted in a rapid depletion of water reserves in Mexico, particularly in Northern Mexico. The forecast of high temperatures in the summer have triggered warnings of possible water shortages affecting urban and rural communities. This report includes a general analysis of how these shortages might affect agricultural production in Mexico.

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