Designing a Programme to Support Smallholder Agriculture in Mexico: Lessons From PROCAMPO and Oportunidades

Development policy review, 2009

Posted: 8 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa

Date Written: August 6, 2009

Abstract

This article argues that there is a gap in current Mexican rural development policy that could be filled by a smallholder‐targeted programme. The gap exists because agricultural programmes tend to benefit better‐off farmers, while social programmes tend to focus on long‐term investment in human capital, specifically for the children of today's poor. Drawing on lessons from PROCAMPO and Oportunidades, it offers a specific design for such a programme at a time when the government is considering how to reform PROCAMPO, given that, after 15 years, it is due to come to an end.

Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Davis, Benjamin, Designing a Programme to Support Smallholder Agriculture in Mexico: Lessons From PROCAMPO and Oportunidades (August 6, 2009). Development policy review, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306672

Paul Winters (Contact Author)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

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Rome, 00142
Italy

Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa ( email )

P. O. Box 4884
Pretoria
South Africa

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