At the start of the year, the horizon is abnormally clear in the locality of Pujato, about forty kilometers west of Rosario.
In the fields on both sides of the road, the maize plants barely exceed the fences.
At this time of year, they should be at least a meter taller,”
laments Marcos Giacomoni, casting his sky-blue gaze over the farmland that stretches as far as the eye can see.
For this agricultural engineer from the AFA agricultural cooperative, the state of crops in this region, considered the productive heart of Argentina, is heartbreaking.
For the third consecutive year, the country is indeed in the grip of an intense drought which currently concerns more than half of its territory according to a report by Sissa.
Since 2020, we have lost the equivalent of a year of rain
,” summarizes Marcos Giacomoni.
In the memory of a farmer, we have never seen such a prolonged drought
,” adds Luis Golosetti from the top of his…
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