Irrigation in Mexico

by Cesar O. Ramos Valdez, SARH, Mexico City, Mexico,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract:

Mexico has a great historic tradition in the construction of works for irrigation; irrigated agriculture has been practiced since the pre-hispanic epoch. The development of hydro-agriculture infrastructure has been necessary in order to improve the development of the farming sector, taking into account the unequal distribution of natural resources: water and land, and the inconvenient spatial distribution of the population. Agriculture in Mexico shows many variations, its practice embraces simple storm irrigation to pumping water from underground sources.



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