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Farmers' and consumers' beliefs about community-supported agriculture in Australia: A qualitative study

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Lea, EJ and Phillips, J and Ward, M and Worsley, A, Farmers' and consumers' beliefs about community-supported agriculture in Australia: A qualitative study, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 45, (2) pp. 61-86. ISSN 0367-0244 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/03670240500530592

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the level of knowledge about community-supported agriculture (CSA) (a form of direct marketing of produce) and perceived benefits and barriers among farmers and consumers. Twenty consumers and 12 farmers in Victoria, Australia, were interviewed. Knowledge of CSA was limited. For consumers, one potential benefit of involvement with CSA was the food being fresh, while barriers included lack of produce choice. For farmers, one potential benefit was financial, while barriers included concerns about risk-sharing. If CSA is to develop further in Australia, the concept needs to be more heavily promoted to raise the population's awareness. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and Dietetics
Research Field:Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
Author:Lea, EJ (Dr Emma Lea)
ID Code:48829
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2007-12-11
Last Modified:2011-10-03
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