Supporting local food system development through food price premium donations: A policy proposal

David B. Willis, Carlos E. Carpio, Kathryn A. Boys

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Abstract

This study investigates consumer preferences for a marketing system that improves integration of farmers into a local food system. Attribute-based methods are used to estimate consumer willingness to pay for a locally grown product that is bundled with a local food bank (LFB) donation. Estimates reveal that, on average, households are willing to pay 11% more for locally grown relative to nonlocal agricultural products. When the locally grown product attribute is combined with a donation to support a LFB, the premium nearly doubles. Results suggest that the proposed system could provide resources to strengthen local food distribution networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-217
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Donation
  • food bank
  • local food system
  • locally grown
  • meat
  • produce
  • willingness to pay

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