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SCHWENTESIUS RINDERMANN, Rita; GOMEZ CRUZ, Manuel Ángel; TRUJILLO, Juan de Dios  and  DURAN FERMAN, Pedro. Metaevaluación de tres evaluaciones oficiales de la SAGARPA del programa de pagos directos (PROCAMPO) a la agricultura mexicana. Estud. soc [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.30, pp.104-134. ISSN 0188-4557.

The Procampo evaluations in this research cover the years 1998, 2001 y 2003, and take several operating and management indicators into account. The results suggest that Procampo is a successful program when it comes to the impact and multiplying effects it has on the benefited farmers. However, the critical analysis made, hardly detects the elements that support this optimistic vision, but rather describes inconsistencies in evaluations as related to goals, methodology employed, result interpretation, and conclusions reached. Lastly, several proposals are presented which could help to reinforce the important role of having consistent and impartial evaluations regarding Procampo's operations and management.

Keywords : farm subsidies; direct payments (PROCAMPO); policy evaluation; grain producers.

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