Web of Science: 0 citas, Scopus: 0 citas, Google Scholar: citas,
Analysis of the consumer's perception of urban food products from a soilless system in rooftop greenhouses : a case study from the Mediterranean area of Barcelona (Spain)
Ercilla Montserrat, Mireia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Sanjuan Delmas, David (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Sanyé Mengual, Esther (Università di Bologna. Centro studi e ricerca agricoltura urbana e biodiversità)
Calvet Mir, Laura (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Banderas, Karla (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)

Fecha: 2019
Resumen: Soilless crops are commonly used in rooftop agriculture (RA) because they easily adapt to building constraints. However, acceptance of the produce derived from this system may be controversial. This paper evaluates consumers' acceptance of food from RA in Mediterranean cities, focusing on the quality of the product, production system, and consumers' motivations. We surveyed 238 respondents on the UAB university campus as potential consumers. The survey was distributed via an Internet-link that was provided along with a sample of tomatoes from RA. The results showed that most people approved the quality of RA products and perceived them to be local and fresh (94%). The respondents exhibited acceptance of soilless-produced tomatoes and considered them to be environmentally better than conventionally produced ones (69%). Cluster analysis revealed that consumers with high income levels and a university education had a better perception of the quality and proposed a higher price for RA products, but no difference was found regarding their environmental perception of this products. Moreover, people who possessed more information about the product also had a higher perception of the quality and production system (it was perceived to be environmentally friendly) and would pay more for them. The main concerns of consumers were related to food safety and the social impact of RA. Additional research is needed to improve the sustainability of RA, and the applied measures should be communicated to potential consumers to enhance their acceptance and success.
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/MDM-2015-0552
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CTM2016-75772-C3-3-R
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CTM2016-75772-C3-1-R
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CTM2013-47067-C2-1-R
Derechos: Tots els drets reservats
Lengua: Anglès.
Documento: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Materia: Urban agriculture ; Rooftop agriculture ; Local food production ; Local consumption ; Food self-supply
Publicado en: Agriculture and human values, First online February 2019, ISSN 0889-048X

DOI: 10.1007/s10460-019-09920-7


Disponible a partir de: 2020-12-30
Postprint

El registro aparece en las colecciones:
Documentos de investigación > Documentos de los grupos de investigación de la UAB > Centros y grupos de investigación (producción científica) > Ingeniería > Sostenibilidad y Prevención Ambiental (Sostenipra)
Documentos de investigación > Documentos de los grupos de investigación de la UAB > Centros y grupos de investigación (producción científica) > Ciencias > Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA)
Artículos > Artículos de investigación
Artículos > Artículos publicados

 Registro creado el 2019-06-21, última modificación el 2019-08-14



   Favorit i Compartir