ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 11, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2014

MAIZE PRODUCTION (Zea mays L.) IN THE STATE OF PUEBLA: USING SPATIAL EQUILIBRIUM APPROACH TO IDENTIFY THE MOST COMPETITIVE PRODUCING ZONES

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Focalization of resources by the government to support maize production in the zones with high productive potential requires identifying the most competitive zones. In order to determine the most competitive maize (Zea mays L.) producing zones in the state of Puebla, a solution for a spatial and inter-temporal equilibrium model was obtained that takes into account the demand, the offer, the distribution of production and imports, and the supply for consumption in each consumer zone. The model used data from the 2008-2010 period and four solutions were obtained corresponding to the base year and to gradual reductions in maize availability for consumption, as a result of the decrease in state imports. Results indicate that faced with a reduction of state imports of 25 %, maize production in Cholula and Tecamachalco would increase in 56 and 34 thousand tons, respectively, defining these regions as the most competitive. In general, the most competitive production zones are those that show the highest yields and are located closer to the consumption centers. Based on the results, it is recommended that the government support maize production in the state, particularly in the most competitive zones.

Palabras clave: consumption, imports, offer, linear programming.

Volumen 11, Número 2

Volumen 11, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2014


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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