Linking farmers to community stores to increase consumption of local produce: A case study of the Navajo Nation

Ashley Setala, Joel Gittelsohn, Kristen Speakman, Jane Oski, Tammy Martin, Regina Moore, Marcella Tohannie, Sara N Bleich

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Objective: To understand the barriers to farmer participation in Farm-to-Table (F2T) programmes and to identify possible solutions to these obstacles. Design: Cross-sectional analysis of farmer perspectives on F2T programmes. Setting: Three service units on the Navajo Nation (Chinle, Tuba City and Fort Defiance). Subjects: Forty-four Navajo farmers. Results: Most participants reported that farming on the Navajo Nation is getting harder (61 %) but that it is very important to maintain Navajo farming traditions (98 %). A modest number of farmers (43 %) expressed interest in participating in an F2T programme. All farmers reported that childhood obesity was a very serious or serious problem in the Navajo Nation. The farmers expressed support for an F2T programme if key barriers to farming, including water access and pest control, could be addressed. Key barriers to participation identified included lack of fruits and vegetables to sell, sale price of crops and lack of certification of produce by the US Food and Drug Administration. Conclusions: Navajo farmers are aware of the burden of childhood obesity on the Navajo Nation and feel that an F2T programme could be beneficial. To successfully implement a Farm-to-Table programme, the barriers to participation identified will need to be addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1658-1662
Number of pages5
JournalPublic Health Nutrition
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

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Agriculture
Pediatric Obesity
Pest Control
Certification
United States Food and Drug Administration
Farmers
Vegetables
Fruit
Cross-Sectional Studies
Water
Farms

Keywords

  • Farming
  • Fruit and vegetable intakes
  • Navajo Nation
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Linking farmers to community stores to increase consumption of local produce : A case study of the Navajo Nation. / Setala, Ashley; Gittelsohn, Joel; Speakman, Kristen; Oski, Jane; Martin, Tammy; Moore, Regina; Tohannie, Marcella; Bleich, Sara N.

In: Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 14, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 1658-1662.

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Setala, Ashley ; Gittelsohn, Joel ; Speakman, Kristen ; Oski, Jane ; Martin, Tammy ; Moore, Regina ; Tohannie, Marcella ; Bleich, Sara N. / Linking farmers to community stores to increase consumption of local produce : A case study of the Navajo Nation. In: Public Health Nutrition. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. 9. pp. 1658-1662.
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