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“High” to “Very high” vulnerability levels in the mountains and jungle of Peru to droughts

Published May 26, 2024

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A study by Peru's National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) has found that over 27% of districts in La Libertad, Tacna, Huancavelica, Puno, Amazonas, and San Martín regions have a high or very high drought vulnerability. The study used a comprehensive approach considering social, economic, and environmental indicators and found that the regions of La Libertad and Tacna, especially in the mountains (Huancavelica and Puno) and the jungle (Amazonas and San Martín), have the highest levels of drought vulnerability. The study used a methodology developed by the Mexican Institute of Water Technology and placed particular emphasis on indicators such as illiteracy rate, economic activity in agriculture and livestock, and barrenness to calculate the overall drought vulnerability.
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The National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology of Peru (Senamhi) carried out the study “Determination of vulnerability to drought in Peru”, which indicates that more than 27% of the districts of La Libertad, Tacna, Huancavelica, Puno, Amazonas and San Martín presents levels of vulnerability between “High” and “Very high” in the face of drought. The results showed that the regions of La Libertad and Tacna presented the highest percentages of districts with "High" and "Very high" vulnerability to drought, registering 27.54% and 31.25%, respectively. In the mountains, the regions of Huancavelica and Puno registered the highest percentage of districts with “High” and “Very high” vulnerability with 33.86% and 35.71% respectively. In the Peruvian jungle, Amazonas and San Martín reach 27.38% and 27.27% of districts classified as "High" vulnerability. This study encompasses a multidimensional approach of social, economic and environmental indicators. In addition, it uses the ...
Source: AgroPeru
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