Bartha Attila and his co-authors (Birtalan Ilona Liliána, Neulinger Ágnes, Bárdos György, Oláh Attila, Rácz József, Rigó Adrien) have recently published an article entitled "Community Supported Agriculture as a Driver of Food-Related Well-Being" in Sustainability (IF: 2,592).
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.
Birtalan, I. L. - Bartha, A. - Neulinger, Á. - Bárdos, Gy. - Oláh, A. - Rácz, J. - Rigó A. (2020). Community Supported Agriculture as a Driver of Food-Related Well-Being. Sustainability, 12(11), 4516; https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/11/4516