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According to allcountrylist, Mexico is a large, open economy located in North America. It has a diversified economy with services and industry being the two main economic activities. Services account for around 70% of GDP while industry contributes around 30%. Agriculture is an important sector in Mexico with corn being the most widely grown crop followed by wheat, beans, sugarcane and fruit. Livestock is also an important activity with cattle being the most widely produced followed by pigs, poultry and sheep. The majority of agricultural produce is consumed domestically while some products are exported to other countries for sale on international markets. Fishing is also a major sector in Mexico with shrimp being the most important species caught followed by mahi-mahi, tuna and snapper. Manufacturing is a relatively small contributor to GDP with food processing being the most important industry followed by textiles production, chemicals production, petroleum refining and automobile manufacturing. The manufacturing sector produces a wide variety of goods including furniture, clothing and electronics which are exported to other countries for sale on international markets. Agriculture has been an integral part of Mexico’s history since ancient times. As far back as 2000 BC, the Mayan civilization had developed an agricultural system that included corn and beans as staple crops. This system was further refined by the Aztecs who developed a variety of irrigation techniques and agricultural practices that allowed them to cultivate a wide range of crops such as maize, squash, tomatoes, peppers, beans, chia, amaranth and cotton. During the colonial period, Spanish settlers introduced new crops to Mexico such as wheat and sugarcane which were grown primarily for export purposes. Additionally, cattle ranching also became a major industry during this time with large herds being raised in the northern regions of the country. In the 19th century Mexico underwent significant changes due to the Mexican-American War which resulted in the loss of much of its northern territories. This caused a shift in focus away from export-orientated agriculture towards subsistence farming which became increasingly important for rural households who grew food for their own consumption or to sell at local markets. By the mid 20th century Mexico had become one of Latin America’s leading producers of agricultural goods such as maize and beans but it was still largely reliant on traditional farming methods. In order to increase yields and reduce poverty levels among rural farmers, President Luis Echeverria initiated a series of reforms in 1968 which included providing access to credit facilities and subsidies for smallholders as well as investing in better infrastructure such as roads and irrigation systems. In recent decades there has been an increased focus on sustainable agriculture with initiatives such as agroforestry combining tree crops with short-term cash crops helping to maintain soil fertility while also generating income for farmers. Additionally, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have also been introduced into some parts of Mexico with mixed success so far due to concerns over their environmental impact. Overall Mexican agriculture is still largely dependent on traditional methods but there have been some changes due to advances in technology which have helped contribute towards a more efficient agricultural sector overall. See smber for Mexico Agriculture and Fishing.

Mexico Old History

Mexico is an independent nation in North America. With the capital city of Mexico City, Mexico 2020 population is estimated at 128,932,764 according to countryaah. In Mexico, there were early cultures. When the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century, the Aztecs ruled, but their kingdom was severely affected by colonization and a large part of… Read More »

All About Mexico Country

Brief information Television has shaped the image of Mexico as a very poor country, where drug cartels are constantly at war with each other. But in fact, this is not at all the case. Every year, more than 20 million foreign tourists come to this country to see the unique monuments and pyramids of the… Read More »

Mexico Geology and Hydrography

Geology. – A country of mountains and high plateaus (4/5 of the territory are located at more than 1000 m asl), Mexico is constituted by the continuation of the western cordillera of North America. The salient features of the relief are first of all in the Central Plateau, bordered by the Western Sierra Madre and the Eastern Sierra Madre ; in… Read More »

Mexico Economy

Industry Mexico is one of the most industrially advanced countries in Latin America (share of GDP including mining and construction in 2016: 32.7%; share of the workforce: around 25%). The most important branch of the manufacturing industry is the production of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, especially for the US market. Other important industries… Read More »

The Best of Mexico

On this trip through Mexico, you will experience some of the highlights of the country. From the exciting and gigantic capital of Mexico City to the impressive nature and wildlife of Sumidero National Park. You see beautiful colonial cities, Native American villages and visit Mayan ruins such as Palenque, Uxmal and Chichén Itza. You end the journey on… Read More »