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Mexico Faces Worst Dry Spell In 40 Years; Crop, Livestock Production Threatened In Many Areas

LADB Article ID: 50777
Category/Department: Mexico
Date: 2009-08-12
By: LADB Staff

Mexico is facing its worst dry spell in 40 years, a situation that is threatening the country's crop and livestock production and ultimately its food security. The drought, which has affected almost all regions of Mexico, has already caused irreparable damage to more than 1.5 million hectares of cropland. Meteorologists say the dry conditions are tied in part to global climate change and the advent of the weather phenomenon El Nino, which tends to significantly reduce rainfall in Mexico.

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