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Articles | Volume XLIV-M-2-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-M-2-2020, 73–77, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-M-2-2020-73-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-M-2-2020, 73–77, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-M-2-2020-73-2020

  17 Nov 2020

17 Nov 2020

SPATIAL DIFFERENCES IN FRESH VEGETABLE SPENDING: A CASE STUDY IN GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

H. Miao1, L. Hashemi-Beni1, T. Mulrooney2, L. A. Kurkalova1, C. L. Liang1, M. Jha1, and G. Monty1 H. Miao et al.
  • 1North Carolina A&T State University, USA
  • 2North Carolina Central University, USA

Keywords: Fresh Vegetable Consumption, Food Desert, Agent-based Model, Local Food System, Platform

Abstract. This paper investigates the spatial differences in fresh vegetable spending in Guilford County, North Carolina. We create a geo-coded spatial-temporal database for both human factors and natural factors to understand why food deserts have become a serious issue in a county with many farming activities. We find that residents living in food deserts do not buy enough fresh vegetables compared with their counterparts, even when they are shopping at full-service grocery stores. Social-economic factors are most sensitive and are important determinants of fresh food demand. Using an agent-based toy model, we find that fresh vegetable demand in each census tract in Guilford County varies to a large extent. The results suggest that the formation of food deserts may root from the demand side.

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