What is it about?

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the agribusinesses of corn production in Mexico is analyzed, taking into special consideration the policy of encouragement to small producers, productive restructuring, and identification of positive and negative effects. Second, the evolution of the United States-Mexico maize belts (1994 - 2017) is analyzed, establishing the economic and political impacts with respect to NAFTA.

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Provided is the information about the impacts of maize belts in the United States (U.S.) and Mexico, where it was determined that the leading states maintained productive hegemony to a greater and lesser extent, and that Mexico experienced a productive reorientation. The findings show that it is a myth that there are losers in the maize agroindustry of Mexico and the U.S. since it is suggested that after twenty-four years they have become complementary.


This is the first paper that I write in my doctoral training process, of course the contribution of my thesis supervisors has been fundamental, I love this wonderful research trip because it allows me to contribute to the solution of social problems that afflict the general population.

José Osorio-Antonia
Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Álamo Temapache

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This page is a summary of: NAFTA and the United States and Mexico maize belts 1994–2017, Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, April 2020, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jadee-08-2019-0127.
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