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Barriers and Opportunities for Sustainable Food Systems in Northeastern Kansas

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  • Hikaru Hanawa Peterson

    () (Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA)

  • Theresa Selfa

    () (Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA)

  • Rhonda Janke

    () (Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA)

Abstract

Survey responses of producers and institutional buyers in northeastern Kansas (United States) were analyzed to understand barriers and opportunities for sustainable food systems in the region where their emergence has been limited. Producers and buyers identified barriers previously noted regarding mismatches of available quantities and prices. Producers’ enthusiasm to supply locally exceeded buyers’ interest to source locally. Transportation was identified as one of the major concerns by producers, and their responses to choice tasks revealed producers’ preferences to sell locally while pricing their products to secure sales revenue and to cover their logistics expenses at least partially.

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  • Hikaru Hanawa Peterson & Theresa Selfa & Rhonda Janke, 2010. "Barriers and Opportunities for Sustainable Food Systems in Northeastern Kansas," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(1), pages 1-20, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:2:y:2010:i:1:p:232-251:d:6781
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    1. Olof Sivertsson & Joakim Tell, 2015. "Barriers to Business Model Innovation in Swedish Agriculture," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(2), pages 1-13, February.
    2. repec:gam:jsusta:v:10:y:2018:i:1:p:168-:d:126537 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. von Germeten, Jan-Paul & Hartmann, Monika, 2015. "What determines suppliers' intensity of participation in the EU School Fruit Scheme," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 211915, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    4. Velandia, Margarita M. & Davis, James A. & Lambert, Dayton M. & Clark, Christopher D. & Wilcox, Michael D., Jr & Wszelaki, Annette & Jensen, Kimberly L., 2012. "Factors Affecting Producer Awareness of State Programs Promoting Locally Grown Foods: The Case of Fruit and Vegetable Growers in Tennessee," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 0(Number 2), pages 1-15.

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    Keywords

    barriers; choice tasks; farm-to-institution; survey; sustainable food systems; Great Plains;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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