Leveraging Agritourism for Rural Development

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2024 | Viewed by 141

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Department of Geography, University of Barcelona, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: rural geography; regional geography; post-productivism agriculture; food, environment and development; gastronomy; landscape’s perception
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Department of Geography, University of Barcelona, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: rural geography; regional geography; rural tourism; heritage; agritourism

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Department of Geography, University of Barcelona, C/Montalegre, 6, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: geography; tourism; environmental global change; rural areas; regional geography
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the countries of the global North, the rural world has ceased to be a set of spaces predominantly utilized for production and has become an area in which traditional production processes are combined with increasingly significant consumer trends. As a result of these new demands, a set of activities that exemplify the syncretism of both approaches has appeared, particularly since the mid-1950s; this can be defined by the term agritourism.

This SI seeks contributions that consider agrotourism as a tool in the development of rural areas. Works from different disciplines (Geography, History, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, etc.) that converge in this transversal and integrative subject are welcome.

Among other possibilities, this SI seeks contributions on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • the impact of tourist accommodation on the income of the agricultural farms involved;
  • new business approaches that include agritourism activities in companies and cooperatives;
  • the territorial significance of agritourism in a broad sense (fairs, markets, museums, etc.);
  • the territorial and business brand images worked on by the sector;
  • the environmental challenges and uncertainties that are associated with agritourism in a scenario of global change.

Articles that present general reflections on this set of activities, as well as case study analyses, will be considered in this SI.

Dr. Xosé Antón Armesto-López
Dr. Martí Cors-Iglesias
Dr. M. Belén Gómez Martín
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  • farming tourism
  • rural branding
  • rural complementarity
  • local products
  • ecological footprint

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