Campus Units

Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2007

Journal or Book Title

Choices

Volume

22

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

7

Last Page

12

Abstract

Once dominated by traditional and small-scale production systems with little regulation, Mexico's pork industry now includes modern, vertically integrated production systems and federal inspection of packing and processing plants. Recent structural changes have resulted in three distinct segments within the production and processing sectors as the industry works to adjust to international and domestic demand for better product quality, stricter sanitary practices, and increased supplies yet continue to meet the needs of low-income consumers. As the structural changes continue, the industry faces several challenges that will affect its ability to become both internationally and domestically competitive. To meet these challenges, the Mexican government is faced with decisions about implementing and enforcing regulations and providing incentives to encourage continued development and best serve domestic consumers.

JEL Classification

Q13, Q18

Comments

This is an article from Choices 22 (2007): 7. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Agricultural Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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