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Farmers’ attitudes towards participation in short food supply chains: Evidence from a Chinese field research

Wang, M; Kumar, V; Ruan, X; Neutzling, D

Authors

M Wang

X Ruan

D Neutzling



Abstract

As the industrialized agro-food supply systems have been commonly criticized for their adverse environmental and social impact, Short food supply chains have emerged as a promising sustainable alternative. Given that the history of SFSCs is relatively short, the majority of empirical evidences is from developed countries, and existing studies on SFSCs in developing country context are rather limited. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the farmers’ attitudes towards participating in SFSCs by conducting a field research in China. Semi-structured interviews were implemented with eight participants selected from a local farmer market as a pilot study. The social and economic reasons are found to be the main motivations of Chinese farmers participating in SFSCs. However, none of these interviewed participants are aware of the environmental effects of SFSCs. Moreover, the findings were cross-compared with existing studies conducted in developed countries. It was found that Chinese farmers participating in SFSCs are mainly passive choice, as they lack of relevant knowledge and governmental support.

Citation

Wang, M., Kumar, V., Ruan, X., & Neutzling, D. (in press). Farmers’ attitudes towards participation in short food supply chains: Evidence from a Chinese field research

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 20, 2019
Online Publication Date Apr 1, 2019
Deposit Date Apr 8, 2019
Publicly Available Date Apr 8, 2019
Journal Revista Ciências Administrativas ou Journal of Administrative Sciences
Print ISSN 2318-0722
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 3
Pages 1-12
Keywords short food supply chain, farmer market, semi-structured interview, pilot study
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/850394
Publisher URL https://periodicos.unifor.br/rca

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