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Textual: análisis del medio rural latinoamericano

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AYALA GARAY, Alma V. et al. Analysis of the certification process of the Certification Agency of Implements and Agricultural Machinery (OCIMA) in México. Textual anál. medio rural latinoam. [online]. 2018, n.72, pp.11-33. ISSN 2395-9177.

The Agricultural Machinery and Implementing Certification Agency (OCIMA) is responsible for the issuance of certificates of agricultural machinery and equipment in Mexico. The objective of this study is to analyze the results of the OCIMA certification process since its operation (2006) to strengthen the Agency and diversify the services it offers. During July-September 2017, a total of 45 interviews were applied to members of the Steering Committee, the Review Committee and users of the service From the SWOT analysis (Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses ant Threats), the dependence of the Agency on the operating rules issued by SAGARPA to stay in the certification market stands out as a threat. It was detected that the detailed results of the tests performed on the tractors during the certification are not available to the end users; if they were know by the producer, he would have an overview of the equipment´s functionality and contribute to his choice. It is necessary that the agricultural producers requires that the machinery and agricultural implements are certified. The OCIMA must take advantage of being the sole certifier of agricultural products in Latin America and extend its market, given the validity of its accreditation at an international level.

Keywords : OCIMA certification; SWOT matrix; non-mechanized surface.

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