Farmers’ perceptions of local food procurement, Mississippi, 2013.

Auteur(s) :
Rosenberg N., Truong NL., Russell T., Abdul - Haqq D., Gipson ., Hickson .
Date :
Juin, 2014
Source(s) :
Preventing chronic disease. #11: pE106
Adresse :
Center for Research, Evaluation, and Environmental and Policy Change, 5420 I-55 North, Suite A, Jackson, MS 39211. E-mail: dhickson@mbk-inc.org

Sommaire de l'article

We sought to understand the experiences and perceptions of food producers regarding food procurement programs for local institutions. A total of 72 (45%) Mississippi fruit and vegetable growers completed a mailed survey, and of those that reported selling to local businesses and institutions (54%), few were selling to schools (13%). The primary motivations to sell to institutions were to increase profits (67%) and to improve nutrition within their communities (57%), while the most commonly reported barrier was a lack of knowledge about how to sell to institutions (39%). Farm to institution programs must develop evidence-based practices designed to address barriers to producers' participation in local institutional food procurement programs.

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