Future prospects for Mexican agriculture. Academic Article uri icon


  • Mexican agriculture expanded rapidly by international standards in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. During this time, it contributed importantly to the development of the entire economy in several ways. However, the sector stagnated in the 1970s, and as a consequence the rural income distribution became more unequal and Mexico's food import bill rose sharply. Agricultural output needs to grow by at least 3% per year in order to lessen the amount of malnutrition. This goal will not be easy to attain, but Mexican agriculture's performance has improved since the initiation of the Sistema Alimentario Mexicano (SAM). Structural factors, as well as the SAM, indicate that future prospects look reasonably bright for the sector.-from WAERSA

published proceedings

  • Southwestern Review of Management & Economics

author list (cited authors)

  • Norton, R. D

complete list of authors

  • Norton, RD

publication date

  • January 1982