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Volumen 10, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2013

LESSONS ON THE PROMOTION OF GOAT PROJECTS THROUGH THE STRATEGIC FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM IN GUERRERO, MÉXICO

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The impact of goat projects promoted by the Strategic Food Security Program (Programa Estratégico para la Seguridad Alimentaria, PESA) in regions of high marginality in Guerrero, México, was analyzed. A survey was performed in 316 family production units out of a register of 2093 units supported during the 2007-2009 period. The information was gathered in January 2011, in average 20.6 months after having received the first subsidy for the purchase of breeding stock and infrastructure. Of the flocks, 48.9 % were still growing, 13.8 % were stable, 29.8 % were decreasing and only 7.5 % had disappeared. This apparent good performance is consequence of the PESA design, which guarantees support for three years for those who maintain the flocks, independently of their viability. However, the results show that subsidies did not increase the productive capacity, nor did they generate greater wealth or employment, since the net value of impacts (sales, personal consumption and capitalization, minus costs in feed and medicines) in the flocks that were growing was only 14.8 USD annually. It is recommended to promote small-scale livestock production only in regions with vocation for the activity and with producers who have a minimal supply of fodder resources and experience.

Palabras clave: goats, efficiency of public spending, food security, subsidies.

Volumen 10, Número 2

Volumen 10, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2013


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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