Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming – Aguascalientes, Paving the way for a large-scale solution to mitigate an aquifer’s deficit in Mexico

Aguascalientes City, central Mexico, is facing severe water scarcity due to overexploitation of its aquifer, mainly for agriculture, putting rural poverty and the city inhabitants at risk. Through the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming, Danone and Véolia have joined forces with Mexican public organizations- namely, SEDRAE (the Agricultural Authority of the Sate of Aguascalientes) and FIRA (the Mexican agency for Rural Development) - to help farmers adopt sustainable land practices and tackle the aquifer’s deficit. The 6-year project initiated by the Livelihoods Funds will significantly help save up to 10 million m3 of water per year, preserve the aquifer and improve productivity by 50 to 75% on irrigated land.

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