Land-use changes by Old Colonies Mennonites in Mexico with Sentinel 2 and Trends Earth


  •   Ivan Carroll Janer

  •   Fernando Jimenez


The purpose of this article is to demonstrate land-use changes from forest to agriculture in Ejido Salamanca in the southern state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. This transformation from forest to agriculture was caused by Mennonites -an ethnic group originally from Chortitza today southern Ukraine-, that arrived in Mexico in 1922 from Canada. This land-use demonstration is based on satellite images Sentinel 2 of the Copernicus Program and a plugin called Trends Earth.  As a result, we have shown a land-use change from forest to crops could have a stable result and organic carbon soil loss. Even though, these negative changes, have gained great productivity results (ha/ton production) in corn, soy, red bean, and sorghum and contribute to agriculture productivity in Quintana Roo and the zero-hunger goal.

Keywords: Mennonites, Old Colony Mennonites, Mexico, Sentinel 2, NDVI, NDWI, Trends Earth


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How to Cite
Carroll Janer, I., & Jimenez, F. (2022). Land-use changes by Old Colonies Mennonites in Mexico with Sentinel 2 and Trends Earth. European Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 4(3), 17–23.