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Regional and Sectorial Strategies for the Achievement of Sustainable Development and low-carbon intensity in Mexico. Irrigation Districts in Arid Areas -2013

 

 2013

Abstract

The country’s irrigation system is comprised of 85 Irrigation Districts (ID), of which 3.4 million hectares are cultivated, and about 40 thousand Irrigation Units (IU) with 2.9 million planted hectares. One quarter of the ID are located in Mexico’s most arid area, making them more exposed to the effects of drought, which according to field experts, will get worse as a result of climate change.

This study examines the ID status and adaptation measures which can be implemented to face drought in the best possible way. Similarly, it provides tools based on the history of drought events in order to consider attention priorities and/or of support to the different ID.

 

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