ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 13, Número 3. Jul-Sep 2016



The policies of technological transfer and innovation for the agricultural sector in México have been supported mainly by actions of the so-called “extension work”, which has included basically technical assistance, training and technological support in the use of inputs and machinery. In this study, we present a synthesis of the principal milestones in the extension policy in México, centered on the characterization of the current policy through the Program for Integral Innovation and Extension Projects (Programa de Proyectos Integrales de Innovación y Extensión, PIIEX) operated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Production, Rural Development, Fishery and Food (Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación, SAGARPA). The objective is to analyze the main changes in strategy and the vision of the policy of technological transfer and innovation, as well as the role of extension work, through the program’s implementation. The methodology of this research is based on 40 interviews performed with the officials from SAGARPA in charge of the program and its implementation, and with producers who participate in such programs, in addition to rescuing the experiences from our participation in different events that the Ministry organized to launch the policy.

Palabras clave: extension work, agricultural public policies, Programa de Proyectos Integrales de Innovación y Extensión.

Volumen 13, Número 3

Volumen 13, Número 3
Jul-Sep 2016


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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