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Community Support for Local Agriculture

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Our project goal was to compare community support for local agriculture in Massachusetts and Iceland. We collected data through interviews with farmers and university contacts, as well as online surveys with consumers at universities. Our findings were: older consumers are more likely to participate in local food programs than younger ones, consumers in both locations are likely to buy locally barring a substantial difference in price, farmers understand the importance of affordable prices, and farmers prioritize sustainability and community feedback. Based on our findings, we recommend WPI explore the feasibility of an on-campus community garden, explore opportunities to increase local food consumption on campus, and allow WPI students to use their meal plans to purchase local food.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • 38671
  • E-project-101321-124834
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  • 2021
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2021-10-13
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