This work (Outlook) is the response by UNCTAD to a request made by SAGARPA to address the issue of Mexican Agricultural Development and Policy with an integrated, holistic approach.
The Outlook addresses key issues affecting agricultural production and trade of those commodities identified by the Mexican authorities as being of strategic importance for the country. It encompasses both macro- and micro-economic issues with links to commodities, trade policy and trade agreements, competition and competitiveness, and food and energy security.
It also identifies complementary measures and enabling policies, such as infrastructural investment, research and development, and trade facilitation. Furthermore, the Outlook demonstrates a close integration with the national development outlook of Mexico, which ensures an ongoing consistency with overall national development priorities, including enhancing food security, and reducing poverty, consistent with the UN Millennium Development Goal 1.