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AYALA ORTIZ, Dante Ariel; SCHWENTESIUS RINDERMANN, Rita  and  GOMEZ CRUZ, Manuel Ángel. Eco-conditionality as an Instrument of Agricultural Policy to Sustainable Development in Mexico. Gest. polít. pública [online]. 2008, vol.17, n.2, pp.315-353. ISSN 1405-1079.

Eco-conditionality is an instrument of public policy that subordinates the delivery of incentives (i.e. payments or subsidies) with cross-compliance and definite objectives for a kind of environmental structure. The purpose of this work is to discuss the viability of propelling a policy that includes the application with the concept of eco-conditionality in order to contribute to sustainable rural development in Mexico. The work includes: 1) analysis of the evolution of eco-conditionality from the experience of the European Union with the Common Agricultural Policy; 2) discussion of the primary agro-environmental problems in Mexico; and 3) the presentation of a proposal to reform the agricultural policy in this country that emphasizes the transformation of the program procampo towards the inclusion of agro-environmental measurements. In conclusion it is viable to propel an agro-environmental policy based on the focus of the multifunctionality of agriculture and the application of eco-conditionality as a way to contribute to sustainable rural development in Mexico.

Keywords : agricultural multifunctionality; sustainability; agricultural policy.

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