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

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by E Lea, Jodi PhillipsJodi Phillips, M Ward, Tony WorsleyTony Worsley
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.

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Journal

Ecology of food and nutrition

Volume

45

Pagination

61-86

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

0367-0244

eISSN

1543-5237

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Taylor & Francis

Issue

2

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

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