• Title, Summary, Keyword: environment-friendly agricultural products

Search Result 156, Processing Time 0.046 seconds

The Utilization of Environment-Friendly Agricultural Products of College Students in Seoul and Incheon Areas (경인지역 대학생의 친환경농산물 이용실태)

  • Choi, Hyo-Seon;Chang, Kyung-Ja
    • Korean Journal of Community Nutrition
    • /
    • v.12 no.6
    • /
    • pp.742-751
    • /
    • 2007
  • The purpose of study was to investigate the utilization of environment-friendly agricultural products of the college students attending nutrition education. The subjects were 387 college students (male 53.2%, female 46.8%) at universities in the Seoul and Incheon areas. A cross-sectional study was conducted by a self-administered questionnaire. The percentage of subjects who purchased environment-friendly agricultural products was 37.2%. The most purchased environment-friendly agricultural products were vegetables. The main reason for preferring the environment-friendly agricultural products was good for health (53.7%). Also, the main motive of purchasing the environment-friendly agricultural products was for health (87.5%). For the quality of the environment-friendly agricultural products, they answered 'safety' (4.19), 'freshness' (4.03) and 'nutrition' (3.90), respectively. For college students' right choices of environment-friendly agricultural products, information and consumer education on these products are necessary.

Perception of Use of Environment-friendly Agricultural Products during School Foodservice of Mothers of Elementary School Students in Gyeonggi (경기 일부지역 초등학생 어머니의 학교급식 친환경농산물에 대한 인식)

  • An, Young-Un;Kim, Myung-Hee;Choi, Mi-Kyeong;Kim, Mi-Hyun
    • Korean Journal of Community Nutrition
    • /
    • v.23 no.3
    • /
    • pp.234-242
    • /
    • 2018
  • Objectives: This study was to investigate the perception of mothers of elementary school students regarding environment-friendly agricultural products in school foodservice. Methods: A total of 282 mothers whose children were receiving environment-friendly agricultural products during elementary school foodservice in Gyeonggi participated in this questionnaire survey. The survey was conducted to investigate respondents perception and satisfaction with environment-friendly agricultural products in their children's school meals from May 29 to June 9, 2017. Results: About 79% of the subjects were satisfied with school foodservice. The most important aspects of school foodservice were nutrition (35.8%) and sanitation (34.8%). Over 80% of the subjects were aware of environment-friendly agricultural products and about 54% of the subjects checked for a certification mark when purchasing environment-friendly agricultural products. Additionally, 72.3% of the subjects knew that environment-friendly agricultural products were used at school. The advantages of using environment-friendly agricultural products in school foodservice were safety (75.5%) and high food quality (16.3%). About 66% of the mothers knew the school was receiving support from the city or education office for using environment-friendly agricultural products. Additionally, 74.5% of the mothers responded that they are willing to pay for use of environment-friendly agricultural products when subsidies were not supported. Conclusions: The positive perception and high support for use of environment-friendly agricultural products in school foodservice among elementary students' mothers can be used as basic data for expansion of the use of environment-friendly agricultural products in school foodservice.

A study on the purchase behavior of Chinese consumers about environment-friendly agricultural products

  • Kim, Sounghun;Ryu, In-Hwan;Lee, Ki-Young
    • Korean Journal of Agricultural Science
    • /
    • v.43 no.3
    • /
    • pp.459-467
    • /
    • 2016
  • In Korea, the market size for environment-friendly agricultural products has reached a plateau, even though many Korean consumers still show a high level of preference for environment-friendly agricultural products. In order to solve this problem, some Korean farmers and marketers are starting to try to export their products to many countries, including China. China, in particular, is becoming one of the fastest rising market for Korean environment-friendly agricultural products, after the signing of the Free Trade Agreement with China. However, little research has been done or reported about the purchase behaviors of Chinese consumers. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the environment-friendly agricultural product purchase behavior (especially, mandarin orange and muskmelon) of consumers in the Chinese market and to present some useful implications for Korean farmers and marketers. Through survey in China (especially, Beijing and Shanghai) and frequency analysis, this study made the following findings: first, Chinese consumers show a very strong concern for environment-friendly agricultural products. Second, many Chinese consumers usually buy environment-friendly agricultural products more than two times per month. Third, Chinese consumers give more value to freshness and food-safety than taste when they make decisions on buying environment-friendly mandarin orange and muskmelon. These can have some implications for the exportation of environment-friendly agricultural products.

Consumer Knowledge and Attitude to Spending on Environment-Friendly Agricultural Products (친환경농산물 구매지출에 대한 소비자지식과 소비자태도 영향)

  • Huh, Eun-Jeong;Kim, Ji-Woong
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
    • /
    • v.19 no.5
    • /
    • pp.883-896
    • /
    • 2010
  • This study analyzed the effects of consumer knowledge and attitudes toward spending on environment-friendly agricultural products. Using data collected from 486 Ulsan housewives, results showed each score of consumer knowledge on and attitude to environment-friendly agricultural products was the middle level, and that mean monthly expenditure on environment-friendly agricultural products was 91,193 won. A multiple regression analysis was computed and indicated that higher spending on environmentally friendly agricultural products was related to high levels of consumer knowledge, positive attitudes to environment-friendly agricultural products, higher levels of household income, being a housewife in terms of occupation position, and post-graduate education levels. Furthermore, results also implied that consumer knowledge and attitudes to environment-friendly agricultural products were of greater influences than the demographic variables in their influence over spending on environment-friendly agricultural products.

Analysis on Consumption Behaviors Regarding Environment-Friendly Agricultural Products According to the Food-Related Lifestyles of Housewives in Yeungnam Region (영남지역 주부의 식생활 라이프스타일에 따른 친환경농산물 소비행동 분석)

  • Kim, Hyo-Chung;Kim, Mee-Ra
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
    • /
    • v.19 no.6
    • /
    • pp.1103-1113
    • /
    • 2010
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the consumption behaviors regarding environment-friendly agricultural products by food-related lifestyles of housewives. The data were collected from 298 housewives living in Yeungnam region through a self-administered questionnaire during April, 2010. Frequencies, Cronbach's $\alpha$, factor analysis, cluster analysis, one-way analysis of variance, Duncan's multiple range test and chi-square test were conducted by SPSS Windows. The results obtained from this study were as follows. Lifestyles were categorized into five factors by factor analysis: healthy-seeking type, popularity-seeking type, convenience-seeking type, safety-seeking type and taste-seeking type. The respondents belonged to one of three groups by cluster analysis: popularity-seeking group, convenience-seeking group, and wellbeing-seeking group. The main reason given for purchasing environment-friendly agricultural products was safety. The respondents were satisfied with the safety of environment-friendly agricultural products the most. Many respondents purchased environment-friendly agricultural products at large discount markets, and received information about them from mass media. There were significant differences among three groups in the place of purchase environment-friendly agricultural products, information source for environment-friendly agricultural products, most important factor when purchasing environment-friendly agricultural products, the level of satisfaction with environment-friendly agricultural products and the purchase rate of environment-friendly agricultural products among the monthly food expenses.

A Study on Consumer's Attitude for Food Safety and Purchase of Environment Friendly Agricultural Products (소비자의 식품안전에 대한 태도와 친환경농산물 구매행동에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Sung-Sook
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
    • /
    • v.25 no.6
    • /
    • pp.15-32
    • /
    • 2007
  • This study is to assess the level or consumer's attitude or food safety and their effects on the purchase or environment friendly agricultural products. For these purposes, the survey was implemented to 550 adults who resided in Seoul and metropolitan area. As a results, a lot of respondents perceived the five food hazards, pesticides, food additives, BSE, chemical materials, GMOs as the severest food risks. Results revealed that women, the most educated, married, and the older respondents were more likely to be negative about food safely. And Also, consumer's knowledge of environment friendly agricultural products was lower than the median. The respondents who have bought environment friendly agricultural products were 80.5% of the entire respondents. Also, the educated and the consumers who had the knowledge of the environment friendly agricultural products started to purchase them. The consumers who had higher income, perceived the food hazards(BSE), assessed agricultural products safety negatively, had willingness to pay them and more knowledge of environment friendly agricultural products were likely to purchase them usually.

The Effects of Environment-friendly Consumption Value on Trust and Purchase Intention in Environment-Friendly Agricultural Products (친환경 소비 가치가 친환경 농산물의 신뢰와 구매의도에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Dong-Seok
    • Culinary science and hospitality research
    • /
    • v.19 no.1
    • /
    • pp.103-120
    • /
    • 2013
  • This study aims to examine consumers' trust and purchase intention in environment-friendly agricultural products and factors influencing purchase intention degree of environment-friendly agricultural products. In addition, it aims to help seek national health promotion methods through purchase of consumers' environment-friendly agricultural products by providing the government, businesses, consumer organizations, etc. with basic data on them. The survey was performed for 2 months from August 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012, and a total of 350 questionnaires were distributed and 321(91.7%) copies out of them were used as final analysis data. The results of the study are as follows. First, the analysis of the effects of environment-friendly consumption value on trust in environment-friendly agricultural products showed that all the independent variables including environmental conservation value and economic value had a significant influence on trust in environment-friendly agricultural products, and economic value among them was the most influential item. Second, the analysis of the effects of environment-friendly consumption value on purchase intention for environment-friendly agricultural products showed that all the independent variables including environmental conservation value and economic value had a significant influence on purchase intention for environment-friendly agricultural products, and economic value was the most influential item. Third, the analysis of the effects of trust in environment-friendly agricultural products on purchase intention for environment-friendly agricultural products showed that as trust in environment-friendly agricultural products gets higher, consumers' purchase intention for them increased.

  • PDF

Satisfaction and Recognition Level of Environment-Friendly Agricultural Products in Cheongju Area (청주지역 초등학교 학부모들의 친환경농산물 사용에 대한 만족도와 학교급식 사용에 대한 인지도 분석)

  • Kim, Na-Ra;Cho, Young-Sun;Kim, Seong-Ai
    • Korean Journal of Community Nutrition
    • /
    • v.16 no.1
    • /
    • pp.75-85
    • /
    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate basic data on the degree of parents' recognition and satisfaction with the use of environment-friendly agricultural products. The conclusions of this study are as follows. The survey on the use of environment-friendly products in households showed that 68.7% of the respondents used environment-friendly products at home. The frequency of purchasing organic products by household consumers showed that 25.1% of the respondents bought organic products one to two times per week. The most popular items of the environment-friendly agricultural products used were vegetables, comprising 63.9%. The households with more than 3,000,000 won of monthly income tended to consume more domestic livestock products (p < 0.05). In comparison to general agricultural products, environment-friendly agricultural products users showed higher satisfaction level with a better quality in term of safety, quality, nutrition, taste, appearance, diversity and price. The degree of satisfaction with safety was the highest ($3.8{\pm}0.68$), and price showed the lowest ($2.76{\pm}0.79$). The degree of parents' recognition of the governmental support for environment-friendly agricultural products showed that those who were aware of the supporting policy were 44.5%, but 55.5% of them didn't know about the fact that 46.6% of the respondents agreed that environment-friendly agricultural products should be used in more than 50% of the foods used for school food service. The respondents pointed out that vegetables (45%) sprayed with pesticide are the most urgent food item that need to be replaced by environment-friendly farm products.

A Study on the Marketing Strategy of Environment-friendly Agricultural Products (친환경.유기농산물 생산.유통.소비시장 현황 분석 -가격경쟁력 제고 방안을 중심으로-)

  • Hwang, Jae-Hyun
    • Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture
    • /
    • v.17 no.3
    • /
    • pp.327-345
    • /
    • 2009
  • Environment-friendly agricultural products market has been experiencing various change through the quantitative growth in Korea. The food safety is considered seriously and the interest of the consumer is increasing about environment-friendly agricultural products and organic agricultural products. Environment-friendly agricultural products is encouraged in the link of the counter-measure which follows in the market opening. This research aims at making shorter the distance between the productive person and the consumer and to improve the income for organic farm and the price competitiveness for Environment-friendly agricultural products through the present condition analysis for organic produce's production, distribution and consumption market. To solve the problems above, the development of strategies for the establishment of distribution system for the organic produce's stable supply and the improvement of price competitiveness, the establishment of the cooperating system on the produce's demand and supply, the improvement of consumer's reliability by reinforcement with connectivity and transparency of the process, and the vitalization of regional economy and the exchange of rural and city area are needed.

  • PDF

An Analysis of the Effects of Consumer Characteristics and Consumer Trust on Purchase Intention of Environment-friendly Agricultural Products (소비자 특성과 소비자 신뢰가 친환경농산물의 구매의도에 미치는 영향 분석)

  • Kim, Mi-Song;Choi, Hyung-Kyu;Kim, Dong-Hwan
    • Journal of Distribution Science
    • /
    • v.11 no.1
    • /
    • pp.45-53
    • /
    • 2013
  • Purpose - The environment-friendly agricultural product market in Korea sees continual high growth. Recently, the Korean government has been actively fostering environment-friendly agriculture as an engine of future growth. Korean people have increasingly become more health-conscious and interested in food safety issues. Many distribution and retailing companies have responded with various promotional activities. However, most of these are not strategic and appear to have unsatisfactory outcomes. The main purpose of this paper is to suggest effective marketing strategies for environment-friendly agricultural products. To achieve this aim, the study empirically investigates the effects of consumer characteristics and trust on the purchase intention of environment-friendly agricultural products. Research design, data, methodology - Based on the theory of planned behavior, and previous studies related to the purchase intention and consumption of environment-friendly agricultural products, we set up five study hypotheses. These related to the demographic characteristics of consumers, purchase intention, and behavior of the products. We then set up a study model and four study hypotheses relating to health consciousness, environmental consciousness, consumer trust level, purchase intention, and behavior of the products. The data were collected using a questionnaire given to consumers living in Seoul and southern Geonggi Province. The final sample size is 403 and mean age is 44.3. SPSS 15.0 for Windows and Amos 7.0 were used as statistical analysis tools. Meaningful results were derived using frequency analysis, correlation analysis, a t-test, and structural equation modeling. Results - Empirical results of this research are as follows. (1) First, it is shown that consumers consider such attributes as intimacy and health to be important when they buy environment-friendly agricultural products. (2) We also found that consumers recognize the value of environment-friendly agricultural products as high, but their trust level as low. (3) Consumer groups consisting of married couples, with higher education, higher income, and higher age are shown to have a higher intention of buying environment-friendly agricultural products than any other consumer group. (4) It is estimated that the level of consumer trust positively affects the purchase intention of environment-friendly agricultural products. The path coefficient (.138) between consumer trust and purchase intention is statistically significant at the α = .05 level. (5). It is also estimated that environmental consciousness positively affects purchase intention. The path coefficient (.245) between environmental consciousness and purchase intention is statistically significant at the α = 0.05 level. The standardized path coefficients of consumer trust and environmental consciousness with purchase intention are .556 and .288 respectively. Therefore, consumer trust affects purchase intention more than environmental consciousness. (6) Finally, purchase intention is estimated to positively affect purchase behavior. Conclusions - Based upon empirical results, this research suggests that marketers of environment-friendly agricultural products should focus more on increasing consumer trust levels, emphasizing the training and education of employees. The government also should pay attention to a standardized certification system for environment-friendly agricultural products. Marketers of environment-friendly agricultural products should consider the consumer groups of married couples, with higher education, higher income, and higher age as a major target segment.

  • PDF