The book of CHAC: programming studies for Mexican agriculture.
Analyses of a range of programming models that have been applied to Mexican agricultural policies have been brought together in this volume. Programming models in their modifications can be used at the level of sector: part 1 deals with the CHAC model and puts it in the context of Mexican agriculture, and at the level of of region: Kutchers writes on a model for Mexico's Pacific Northwest, Benito on the Puebla area, and Howell on the Central Plateau. Also considered are models for commodities: Pomareda and Simmons discuss Mexican vegetable exports, Candler the dairy industry of La Laguna, and for resources: irrigation is treated by Bassoco, Norton and Silo and by Cummings, Lampe and McFarland with reference to lagoon environments. In addition, the authors deal with problems of risk, rural development, and investment projects. Argues that programming models are especially useful for analyzing the potential effects of change on resource use, productivity, and the generation of employment, and as such are an important set of quantitative techniques needed to assess development and policy alternatives in all countries.-after Foreword