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Use of clean technologies in agribusiness in Mexico: A literature review

Rocha-Lona, Luis; Cuevas-Zuñiga, Ingrid Yadibel; Soto-Flores, María del Roció; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Kumar, Vikas

Authors

Luis Rocha-Lona

Ingrid Yadibel Cuevas-Zuñiga

María del Roció Soto-Flores

Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes



Abstract

There is little research documenting the use of clean technologies (CT) in Agribusiness in Mexico. In this regard, the objective of this article is to provide an in-depth literature review that can cover this gap and help decision-makers and investors to identify opportunity areas in the industry. It also provides a good theoretical background for researchers and practitioners to further investigate applications of clean technologies in this sector or other potential ones. To conduct this research, an in-depth analysis of the literature on clean technologies and their use by agribusiness in Mexico was carried out. The databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, and Springer were used to identify the relevant international journals in the field and their research-contributions. The main results show that there is a need for financial investments on clean technologies CT that can help optimizing processes and products on the sector. The results also showed that CT is mainly used to minimize energy consumption, to optimize planting and harvesting, to enhance irrigation and water use, and to maintain the soil fertility. Despite these wide applications, the authors found that the penetration of CT is still low and policy-strategies are required with effective financial investments in the sector.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Jul 23, 2019
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Rocha-Lona, L., Cuevas-Zuñiga, I. Y., Soto-Flores, M. D. R., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, V. (2019, July). Use of clean technologies in agribusiness in Mexico: A literature review. Paper presented at 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Keywords clean technologies, agribusiness, Mexico, agriculture and environment
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 3rd IEOM European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management-Pilsen