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Food production drops 40 percent in Mexico due to drought

Posted by feww on March 11, 2012

Mexico’s worst drought in living memory intensifies affecting two-thirds of the states

Extreme drought has affected millions of Mexicans, who lack adequate food.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 11

[March 11, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,466 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Mexico. The worst recorded drought in Mexico’s history has severely affected millions of people.
    • The state of Guanajuato, a major grower of crops in the country has received little rainfall in the past 18 months.
    • Up to 100,000 heads of livestock have reportedly died and million more are without food.
    • More than 4 million acres of crops have been destroyed.
    • “In some parts of the country this has grown to be a bigger issue than even security,” says Alejandro Aboytes, a farmer in Guanajuato and former president of a local producers group. “It is hardest for those who must rely on the rain to grow food. They cannot grow anything, so it means they don’t eat.”
    • Food production has fallen by 40 percent across Mexico because of the severe drought, said the National Confederation of Peasants.
    • Some half dozen small towns and communities have turned into ghost towns.
    • The drought is expected to intensify.


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Mexico declares disaster in drought-stricken areas

Posted by feww on January 9, 2012

Mexican President declares disaster in the state of Durango

President Calderon has declared 32 municipalities in the northwestern state of Durango (pop: 1.7 million) as disaster areas due to severe drought.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – January 9

[January 9, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,528 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Mexico. A state of disaster has been declared in 32 municipalities in the northwestern state of Durango due to severe drought.
    • The disaster declaration follows a state of emergency decree issued at the end of September 2011, following a 200-day dry spell.
    • Worst drought in living memory affected more than two thirds of Mexico in 2011, leaving at least half million cattle dead and a million hectares of crops destroyed.
    • More than 2.5 million people in the northern states of Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas faced acute water shortage.
    • See also 2.5 million people in northern Mexico lack drinking water, posted on November 26, 2011.

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2.5 million people in northern Mexico lack drinking water

Posted by feww on November 26, 2011

Mexico’s worst drought in living memory to continue in 2012

Worst drought in 7 decades has affected more than two thirds of Mexico, leaving about half million cattle dead and a million hectares of crops destroyed.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – November 26

[November 26, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,572 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Mexico.  Worst drought in 70 years has affected more than two thirds of Mexico, leaving 2.5 million people without drinking water, about half million cattle dead and a million hectares of crops destroyed. The drought is expected to continue into 2012.
    • More than 2.5 million people in the northern states of Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas face acute water shortage.
    • Mexican government has cut its 2011 corn production estimate for a third time, down from 23 million tons to 20 million.
    • A further 3 million hectares of crops (Mexico has total arable land of 22 million hectares) have been damaged by drought.
    • The losses are expected to be compounded by ongoing drought and frost during the winter season.
    • Beans production is expected to fall by about 30 percent this year.

Other Global Disasters

  • New York, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared 24 counties in New York as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding associated with Tropical Storm Lee that occurred Sept. 4-14, 2011.
    • The counties declared as Primary Disaster Areas are Broome, Columbia, Greene, Tioga, Chemung, Cortland, Otsego and Tompkins.
    • The counties declared as Contiguous Disaster Areas are Albany, Dutchess, Oneida, Schuyler, Cayuga, Herkimer, Onondaga, Seneca, Chenango, Madison, Rensselaer, Steuben, Delaware, Montgomery, Schoharie and Ulster.
  • The following counties in bordering states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are also designated as disaster areas because they are contiguous.
  • South Dakota, USA. Seven counties in SD have been declared  agricultural primary disaster areas due to losses caused by severe storms, excessive rain and flooding that occurred March 15 – Sept. 22, 2011.
    • Brown County has been declared as Primary Disaster Area.
    • The counties declared as Contiguous Disaster Areas are Day, Edmunds, Faulk, McPherson, Marshall and Spink.
  • The following counties in North Dakota were also declared natural disaster areas because they are contiguous.
    • North Dakota: Dickey and Sargent counties.
  • Mohmand tribal region, Pakistan.  NATO helicopters have attacked a Pakistan military post about 1.5 miles from the Afghan border killing 26 Pakistani soldiers and wounding 14 others.
    • Pakistani government has described the attack at Salala checkpoint as “unprovoked and indiscriminate,” and closed the border crossing for supplies bound for NATO forces in Afghanistan, reports said.
  • Sri Lanka. Heavy rains and strong winds buffeted the southern coast of Sri Lanka killing at least 14 people and leaving 30 fishermen missing, the authorities said.
    • The extreme weather conditions have affected at least 26,000 people.
    • Storms and landslides have destroyed more than 100 houses and damaged another 1,000 structures.

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