Drought pushing Mexican migration
A United Nations (UN) report has found 900,000 people are migrating from rural Mexico each year due to drought making farmland infertile, website Agenciareforma.com reported.
The 'World Economic Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation' revealed 65% of Mexico's territory suffered from erosion, which has caused productivity losses estimated at US$3.5 billion.
The report included experts such as Carlos Galindo Leal, from Mexico's National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, who argued the country's ecosystems had deteriorated with a large amount of disasters which were not natural, the story reported.
He added many agricultural areas were losing population growth and were without 'green' technologies, while 50% of Mexico's forests were lost.