Socioeconomic inequalities in health

Two thirds of Czech households using alternative food networks


Two-thirds of households in Czechia use alternative food networks to obtain food, which includes gardening, shopping at farmers' markets, yard sale and shops selling local food, according to a study by experts from the national institute┬áSYRI based on a sample of more than 500 respondents.

Data were collected in late 2021. The study was a response to the Covid situation and the situation where inflation was rising very rapidly, with some foods less available and also more expensive as a result.

Fifty-two percent of households, the highest percentage, are growing fruit and vegetables in kitchen gardens, the survey showed. Farmers' markets and yard sale are used by one-fifth of households. Fruit and vegetables, baked goods, dairy and meat products are the most available in the alternative networks.

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