This study evaluated the relationship between gross farm income and producers’ willingness to participate in a food hub. The preliminary findings of the study suggested that farm size based on gross farm income did not significantly affect farmers’ willingness and ability to be part of a local food hub. Irrespective of the farm income, connecting to local buyers was the main function of the hub desired by the producers. More than 60% of the producers expected to achieve broader market reach through the food hub.
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food hub, willingness to participate, farmers’ attitude
Rimal, Arbindra, Jennifer Muzinic, Benjamin Onyango, and Pam Duitsman. "Farm income and food hub participation: Farmer attributes, attitudes and perceptions." Journal of Food Distribution Research 47, no. 1 (2016): 45-49.
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