Barriers and opportunities for sustainable food systems in northeastern Kansas

Hikaru Hanawa Peterson*, Theresa Selfa, Rhonda Janke

*Corresponding author for this work

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Survey responses of producers and institutional buyers in northeastern Kansas (United States) were analyzed to understand barriers and opportunities for sustainable food systems in the region where their emergence has been limited. Producers and buyers identified barriers previously noted regarding mismatches of available quantities and prices. Producers' enthusiasm to supply locally exceeded buyers' interest to source locally. Transportation was identified as one of the major concerns by producers, and their responses to choice tasks revealed producers' preferences to sell locally while pricing their products to secure sales revenue and to cover their logistics expenses at least partially.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-251
Number of pages20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Barriers
  • Choice tasks
  • Farm-to-institution
  • Great plains
  • Survey
  • Sustainable food systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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