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Small Farmers and Agrofuels in Mexico

September 2007

Victor M. Quintana is an adviser to the Frente Democrático Campesino de Chihuahua , researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez and collaborator with the Americas Policy Program, at He works with the Rural Coalition and the Via Campesina, Mexico and has spoken and written widely about agrofuels, especially about their impact on the price of staple foods like tortillas in Mexico.

His latest article outlines the particular challenges to food sovereignty and sustainability posed by proposed agrofuel initiatives in Mexico and outlines an alternative proposal that would incorporate a more sustainable approach with a respect for community control, biodiversity and the rights of indigenous and rural families to the land they have farmed for generations.

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