Diversification into Specialty Crops Production as a Regional Economic Development Strategy for Northeast Arkansas: An Economic Impact Analysis Report as inadecuate




Diversification into Specialty Crops Production as a Regional Economic Development Strategy for Northeast Arkansas: An Economic Impact Analysis - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

This study evaluates potential economic impacts on the region that may result from diversifying into vegetable crops. Five vegetables: okra, Southern peas, snap beans, summer squash, and sweet potatoes are evaluated. The evaluations entail analyses of potential regional economic impacts, using IMPLAN 3.0. The results exhibit strong multiplier effects and economic contributions in the region to output, employment, value-added, and income generation. The results also show that vegetable production can be important source of indirect and induced economic activities in the region. These indicate that vegetable production can have positive impacts and linkages in the region’s economy and may not be ignored in developing economic strategies for the region

Keywords: economic impact ; IMPLAN ; vegetable production ; Northeast Arkansas agriculture

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Crop Production/Industries

Issue Date: 2016-03

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/232298 Published in: Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 47, Number 1 Page range: 36-44

Total Pages: 9

Record appears in: Food Distribution Research Society > Journal of Food Distribution Research





Author: Armah, Paul ; Wimberly, Jim ; Phillips, Gregory ; Pagan, Anett ; McVey, Alan

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/232298?ln=en



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents