Claudia Cerda

Professor at the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation of the University of Chile (Chile). She is a Forest Engineer and has a PhD in Agricultural Sciences (University of Gottingen, Germany). Her main research interests are the economic and socio-cultural evaluation of ecosystem services in different socio-ecological systems throughout Chile.

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.