Anahí Ocampo-Melgar

Assistant professor in the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation at the University of Chile (Chile). She is an environmental engineer and has a PhD in Arid Lands Resource Sciences from the University of Arizona (USA). Her research explores the adaptive capacity and knowledge integration in water management and ecological restoration. She is interested in the co-production of knowledge for environmental decision making.

Avocado plantations

This text explores two of the most important economic activities in Latin American drylands: agriculture and mining; as well as the impact of climate change on the availability of water resources and the consequent power struggles.