Land Drainage in Guatemala.

Vanegas Chacón, Eddi Alejandro Land Drainage in Guatemala. sin título. pp. 53-64.

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The current population of Guatemala is estimated at 11 million, 6.5 million of whom live in rural areas. The annual population growth is estimated at 2.6%. To meet the power of this population, it is necessary to increase the area to be cultivated and productivity of already cultivated areas. The possibilities of increasing agricultural land and increased productivity in existing agricultural areas are limited by climate, topography, infrastructure and lack of money and planning. Potentially highly productive lands are in the lowlands along the coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific areas. These areas, however, suffer from permanent or temporary high groundwater due to high rainfall and deforestation in the upper parts of the basins.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultura ; Deforestación ; Ecología
Subjects: 300 Ciencias sociales > 330 Economía > 333 Economía de la tierra
500 Ciencias naturales y matemáticas > 570 Biología > 577 Ecología
Divisions: Agricultural School > Maestría en Administración de Tierras Para el Desarrollo Sostenible
Depositing User: Nanci Marlene Siguenza de Leon
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 20:55
Last Modified: 18 May 2016 20:55

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