Climate change: provide greater damage by drought in Coahuila
Source: Jose Reyes, February 5, 2013, Mexico.
About 18 thousand producers are those who will be affected by the drought, as a result of the lack of rain and water levels ever lower in dams in the region, this year will irrigate 40 percent fewer crops than in previous cycles. The dams that supply the producers have less water than usual and an expenditure of about 800 million cubic meters for the service, low to 600, you need to implement additional programs to compensate this lack. Drought affects all of northern Mexico and have to create a culture of greater assurance, we must work on seed research for shorter period, deepest root, will be 10 000 agricultural technicians to help producers.
Saltillo. – The drought that is expected in Coahuila and Durango Laguna cause the spill productive agricultural activity is reduced in 800 million pesos, revealed Arturo Osornio, undersecretary for Rural Development of SAGARPA. The federal official warned that climate change is not a catch phrase, but a reality that one should not underestimate, since it is already creating problems for producers, we must tell the producers of La Laguna, that this cycle will may irrigate 40 percent of that irrigated the last cycle.
Osornio said that if not to create another type of economy for the Laguna Region, the problems could worsen. He has met with state and local authorities to see how this problem is faced as expected and how to help producers. There are already some alternatives to the Governor for neither farming, neither economic activity decrease and neither decrease the generation of this type of goods that the population of Laguna requires.
The official of Sagarpa estimated that about 18 000 producers will be affected by the drought, as a result of the lack of rain and the increasingly low water levels in dams in the region. The dams that supply the producers have less water than usual and an expenditure of about 800 million cubic meters for the service, low to 600 and will not have enough liquid to irrigate their plots, then we have to implement Additional programs that compensate this lack “reported.
Drought occurs throughout the north of the country and we have to create a culture of greater assurance, research work in seed shorter period, deepest root. He said there will be 10 000 agricultural technicians to help producers make their production more efficient. Of those, between 500 and 600 would correspond to Coahuila, and tell we do not want them in the office, we want them in the field.