publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2012

"Achieving Mexico’s Maize Potential"

Fernández, Antonio Turrent; Wise, Timothy A.; Garvey, Elise; Fernández, Antonio Turrent; Wise, Timothy A.; Garvey, Elise;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2012
Abstract
Rising agricultural prices, combined with growing import dependence, have driven Mexico’s food import bill over $20 billion per year and increased its agricultural trade deficit. Mexico imports one-third of its maize, overwhelmingly from the United States, but three million producers grow most of the country’s white maize, which is used primarily for tortillas and many other pluricultural products for human consumption. Yield gaps are large among the country’s small to medium-scale maize farmers, with productivity estimated at just 57% of potential. To what extent could Mexico close this yield gap, using proven technologies currently employed in the country, to ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy, Crop Production/Industries, Mexico, Maize, Corn, Agriculture
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publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2012

"Achieving Mexico’s Maize Potential"

Fernández, Antonio Turrent; Wise, Timothy A.; Garvey, Elise; Fernández, Antonio Turrent; Wise, Timothy A.; Garvey, Elise;