Spatial Analysis of Agriculture in the Albuquerque South Valley – Gaël Whettnall

Albuquerque has a long history of agriculture, beginning with the ancestors of the pueblos who were able to sustain themselves with the limited fertility of the landscape. As a result of modern forms of agriculture and city development, New Mexico communities depend on industrial driven systems that contribute to climate change and reduce the amount of local agriculture for human consumption.  This analysis is based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to determine the potential for agriculture in the Albuquerque South Valley to be utilized for edible crops. The analysis is meant to demonstrate an inventory of the agricultural land in the South Valley and stress the need to rescue the remaining land for food purposes in the arid landscape.

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