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Agricultural and Fisheries Policies in Mexico

Recent Achievements, Continuing the Reform Agenda

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This report analyses the effects of Mexico’s ambitious reforms to agricultural and fisheries policies since 1990 and makes recommendations for further reforms. The evaluation is based on criteria for good agricultural and fisheries policy as agreed to by OECD countries. Such criteria, if implemented, would support economically healthy sectors that contribute to the wider economy, respect natural resources and use inputs effectively without resorting to distorting subsidies.

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Agricultural policies and commodity markets

This chapter deals with agricultural policies and their impact on the evolution of the commodity markets in Mexico between 1995 and 2005. The aim is to assess how the different policy reforms undertaken in Mexico may have affected the markets of key agricultural products by identifying the contribution of policies to key market outcomes: production, consumption and trade. First, a brief overview of agricultural markets in Mexico is presented. Then, analysis based on simulations carried out with the Mexican module of the OECD AGLINK model is provided to show how policy changes have affected commodity markets.

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