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Policy reforms and mexican agriculture: views from the Yaqui Valley

Author: Naylor, R.L.
Author: Falcon, W.P.
Author: Puente Gonzalez, A.
Year: 2001
ISSN: 1405-7735
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/1024
Abstract: The overall effects of policy reforms enacted during the 1990s in Mexico on financial and economic profitability ofYaqui Valley agriculture are assessed in this study, which describes the reforms, examines how exogenous shocks affected the reform process, and documents how rural people and institutions adjusted to the changed circumstances. Virtually all of the reforms affected Yaqui Valley farmers because of the commercial character of their agriculture {relatively large, irrigated wheat farms), their close proximity to che US, and the new "openness" of Mexico's economy. By almost any standard, the reforms were both wide-ranging and successful, at least as measured in efficiency terms, yet the Yaqui Valley's rural communities face significant challenges at the start of the 21" century. The ejido communities have lost cohesiveness, and even larger-scale farmers in the private sector face serious income problems. More generally, farmers have yet to find profitable new production systems, including the associated marketing institutions, which are consistent with greater reliance on world agricultural prices and diminished dependence on explicit and implicit subsidies from the government.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT Economics Program Paper ; 01-01
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Type: Book
Country focus: Mexico
Region: North America
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: 26 pages
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC POLICIES
Agrovoc: PRICES
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Agrovoc: PROFITABILITY
Agrovoc: RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Agrovoc: RURAL COMMUNITIES
Agrovoc: FINANCIAL POLICIES
Agrovoc: AGRICULTURAL POLICIES
Agrovoc: FOOD PRODUCTION
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC POLICIES
Agrovoc: PRICES
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Agrovoc: PROFITABILITY
Agrovoc: RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Agrovoc: RURAL COMMUNITIES
Agrovoc: FINANCIAL POLICIES
Agrovoc: AGRICULTURAL POLICIES
Agrovoc: FOOD PRODUCTION


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