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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.


North American Drought Map – January 31, 2012.

US Seasonal Drought Outlook

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Hunger Plagues Indigenous Community in N Mexico

Posted by feww on January 21, 2012

Widespread hunger strikes indigenous Tarahumara following historic drought

The worst recorded drought in Mexico’s history has severely affected more than 2.5 million people, destroying about 1 million hectares (2.47 million acres) of cropland in 7 northern states.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – January 21

[January 21, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,516 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Chihuahua State, Mexico. The worst recorded drought in more than 70 years has severely affected 2.5 million people, destroying about 1 million hectares (2.47 million acres) of cropland in 7 northern states.
    • The worst affected people are the Tarahumara (Rarámuri).
    • An estimated 60,000 Tarahumara have been impacted and 90 percent of the local bean crop has failed.
    • The Organized Front of Indigenous Organizations earlier reported that community members were committing suicide because they were unable to feed their children.
    • “The indigenous women, when they don´t have anything to feed their children for four or five days, get very sad and that sadness is so great that up to the end of December [2011], 50 men and women threw themselves off cliffs … or hanged themselves,” said the group´s director Ramón Gardea.
    • The Interior Ministry has denied reports of mass suicides among the Tarahumara communities.
    • The Mexican Red Cross said the widespread hunger was a “food emergency.”

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