A Brief Note On Mexico 's Agriculture Sector

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Mexico’s agriculture sector is renown in the international community for a myriad of goods that it produces. From the cultivation of crops, sustainable soils, land usage and irrigation systems, its rich land has helped Mexico’s economy prosper into the 21st century. This feat is largely due to the country’s production and exportation of maize, one of their largest crops. However, in recent time Mexico’s agriculture sector has been affected by the vices of climate change and greenhouse emission gases amongst other natural phenomenons. For the purpose of this paper the change of climatic patterns in areas of temperature, precipitation and intensity will be discussed, as well as its correlation to climate change and current weather trends, which have created unsustainable environments for maize to grow. Historically, Mexico’s agriculture sector has followed a traditional style of crop production focused on small scale farming. According to Luc Dendooven of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, traditional agriculture refer to the “widely used cultivation techniques that consist of low N fertilizer application rates, no or little irrigation, removal of crop residue for animal feed or fuel, and little or no use of herbicides and pesticides” (237). The Mexican agricultural sector adapted this concept early on by utilizing basic natural resources such as soil enrichment and rainfall. Such practice has been supported by author

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