Guatemala - Surface irrigation

214.76 (thousand ha) in 2020

In 2020, surface irrigation for Guatemala was 214.76 thousand ha. Surface irrigation of Guatemala increased from 175.67 thousand ha in 2001 to 214.76 thousand ha in 2020 growing at an average annual rate of 1.08%.

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What is surface irrigation?

Surface irrigation systems are based on the principle of moving water over the land by simple gravity in order to moisten the soil. They can be subdivided into furrow, borderstrip and basin irrigation (including submersion irrigation of rice). Manual irrigation using buckets or watering cans are also included. Surface irrigation does NOT refer to the method of transporting the water from the source up to the field, which may be done by gravity or by pumping.

What is Guatemala surface irrigation?