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Title: Views on sustainability and the willingness to adopt an environmental management system in the Mexican vegetable sector
Authors: Padilla Bernal, Luz Evelia
Lara Herrera, Alfredo
Vélez Rodríguez, Alberto
Loureiro, Maria
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Abstract: In Mexico, agriculture’s main environmental problems are related to water resources, deforestation and soil erosion. These problems are more acute in arid or semiarid regions such as in the state of Zacatecas. Environmental management systems (EMS) can be an alternate means for improving environmental conditions. In this study, factors that determine willingness to adopt an EMS in the vegetable production units of the state of Zacatecas were identified. We also analysed views on sustainability and production practices oriented toward environmental management and care of natural resources, as well as drivers and barriers to EMS adoption. Factors determining EMS adoption were level of education, awareness of the importance of caring for and protecting natural resources, application of agricultural practices oriented toward protecting the environment, and ignorance of environmental problems.
ISSN: 1559-2448
Other Identifiers: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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