Flatness, Flooding and Farming (F3) : adapting to climatic and hydrological changes in the plains of Argentina and Paraguay; final technical report (October 1, 2011 - March 31, 2014) | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
October 2014
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
IDRC:10625/53918

Exploration and mapping of alternative land uses suggest ways to foster territorial development pathways that can coexist with a forest cover. As the Pampas and Chaco are becoming one of the most relevant global grain suppliers of South America, the fast expansion of crops over pastures (Pampas) and dry forests (Chaco), ongoing climate changes, and extremely flat topography, make these regions vulnerable to rapid and non-linear hydrological shifts, including long-lasting floods and salinization processes. One possible outcome: coping with relatively salty groundwater could be a challenge in many areas of the Chaco in the coming decade.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Jobbágy, Esteban
Nosetto, Marcelo
Wehrle, Andres
Di Bella, Carlos
Viglizzo, Ernesto
Aragón, Roxana

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