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Community Supported Agriculture as a Driver of Food-Related Well-Being

Birtalan, Ilona Liliána and Bartha, Attila and Neulinger, Ágnes and Bárdos, György and Oláh, Attila (2020) Community Supported Agriculture as a Driver of Food-Related Well-Being. Sustainability, 12 (11). DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114516

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.3390/su12114516


Abstract

Background: There is a growing amount of research interest to understand the role of food in well-being. The demand for community supported agriculture (CSA), bringing people spatially, economically, and socially closer to food, is continuously expanding. CSAs play an important role in both sustainable agriculture practices and influencing consumers’ food-related practices, but yet have received little attention in well-being research. Methods: This study explores food-related well-being among CSA members by using an exploratory, qualitative research design and a thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews. Results: The findings stress the relevance of psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of food-related well-being beyond the nutritional characteristics of food in CSA. Conclusion: The role of sustainable agriculture in contributing to food-related well-being becomes particularly evident based on consumers’ experiences. These results are important in convincing people that their food-related experiences belong to their perceived well-being as well as stimulating people to elevate their multidimensional expectations in relation to food.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:community supported agriculture, food-related well-being, bio-psycho-socio-spiritual model, sustainability, local food, explorative research, qualitative study
Subjects:Agriculture
Funders:Research Fund of the Doctoral School of Psychology at the Faculty ofEducation and Psychology, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University
DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114516
ID Code:5714
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:12 Jun 2020 12:35
Last Modified:12 Jun 2020 12:51

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