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Energy and Economic Efficiency of Maize Agroecosystem under Three Management Strategies in the Frailesca, Chiapas (Mexico)

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Estudiante de Doctorado en Ciencias Agropecuarias y Sustentabilidad, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH), Carretera Ocozocoautla—Villaflores Km. 84.5, Villaflores C.P. 30470, Mexico
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Investigador de la Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH), Facultad de Ciencias Agronómicas. Carretera Ocozocoautla-Villaflores Km. 84.5, Villaflores C.P. 30470, Mexico
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Investigador de Facultad de Ingeniería, Sede Villa Corzo. Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (UNICACH), Carretera Villa Corzo-Monterrey Km 3, Villa Corzo C.P. 30520, Mexico
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Facultad de Ciencias Agronómicas, CONACYT-UNACH, Villaflores C.P. 30470, Mexico
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Agriculture 2020, 10(3), 81; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10030081
Received: 4 February 2020 / Revised: 1 March 2020 / Accepted: 10 March 2020 / Published: 15 March 2020
Analysis of energy flows and economic dynamics allows the diversity of variables involved in the agroecosystem production to be observed in the same dimension. In this way, efficiency and performance can be analysed integrally to identify critical points to be improved. The objective of this study was to analyse the energy-economic efficiency within three management strategies (Management I, Management II and Management III) of the maize agroecosystem in the Frailesca region of Chiapas (Mexico). The hypothesis was that systemic typologies, defined by modes of production, can lead to different efficiencies for the system performance. The study was descriptive; case studies were selected as representative based on their technological variants. The efficiency analysis was conducted using a balance of inputs and outputs expressed in energy and economic terms. Management III resulted in better energy use efficiency, with 6.47, while Management I and Management II were more economically feasible, with a benefit/cost ratio of 1.56 pesos. View Full-Text
Keywords: maize agroecosystem; energy balance; economic feasibility maize agroecosystem; energy balance; economic feasibility
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Martínez, F.B.; Guevara, F.; Aguilar, C.E.; Pinto, R.; La O, M.A.; Rodríguez, L.A.; Aryal, D.R. Energy and Economic Efficiency of Maize Agroecosystem under Three Management Strategies in the Frailesca, Chiapas (Mexico). Agriculture 2020, 10, 81.

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