38 interviews were conducted by Peace Corps volunteers and WWF staff in central and southern Mexico where declining rainfall and extreme temperatures threaten agricultural livelihoods. Many people, particularly youth, are abandoning farming in rural communities to pursue employment in cities and abroad. Others who stay are implementing various water management techniques and increasing their use of fertilizers and pesticides. Increased reliance on natural resources as an alternative source of income has also been reported and is contributing to forest loss and degradation.
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