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- Flores, Hector; Villalobos, J. Rene
- Agricultural systems 2018 v.161 pp. 1-15
- decision making; farmers; food production; fresh market; harvesting; local food systems; market prices; markets; models; planning; profitability; raw vegetables; rural communities; supply chain; temperature; urban population; vegetable yield; vegetables; wholesale marketing; Arizona; New Mexico
- ... The increase in demand for locally grown products over the last couple of decades has created one of the fastest growing sectors within the fresh produce industry. Our hypothesis is that micro and small farmers within local food systems are well positioned to take advantage of existing sustainable and profitable opportunities, specifically in high-value agricultural production. Unearthing these op ...