Guatemala - Localized irrigation

20.63 (thousand ha) in 2020

In 2020, localized irrigation for Guatemala was 20.63 thousand ha. Localized irrigation of Guatemala increased from 19.6 thousand ha in 2006 to 20.63 thousand ha in 2020 growing at an average annual rate of 0.37%.

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What is localized irrigation?

Localized irrigation is a system where the water is distributed under low pressure through a piped network, in a pre-determined pattern, and applied water as a small discharge to each plant or adjacent to it. There are three main categories: drip irrigation (where drip emitters are used to apply water slowly to the soil surface), spray or micro-sprinkler irrigation (where water is sprayed to the soil near individual plants or trees) and bubbler irrigation (where a small stream is applied to flood small basins or the soil adjacent to individual trees). The following other terms are also sometimes used to refer to localized irrigation: micro-irrigation, trickle irrigation, daily flow irrigation, drop-irrigation, sip irrigation, diurnal irrigation.

What is Guatemala localized irrigation?