Agritourism around the globe: Definitions, authenticity, and potential controversy




Agritourism, Definitions, International, Consensus, Research, Collaboration


This commentary identifies the variability in definitions of agritourism that exists in a variety of different countries, discusses reasons why this variability might produce problems, and provides examples of efforts to harmonize these definitions, including an ongoing international dialogue on the topic.


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Author Biographies

R. David Lamie, Clemson University

Professor, Sandhill Research and Education Center, Department of Agricultural Sciences

Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension, Vermont Tourism Research Center

Extension Professor

Emilio Chiodo, University of Teramo

Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, Campus

Lori Dickes, Clemson University

Associate Professor and Associate Chair and Program Director (Public Administration), Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Sharon Flanigan, The James Hutton Institute

Researcher in Rural Social Science; Social, Economic, and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) Department

Claudia Schmidt, Penn State University

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Thomas Streifeneder, Eurac Research

Head of Institute, Eurac Research, Institute for Regional Development



How to Cite

Lamie, R. D., Chase, L., Chiodo, E., Dickes, L., Flanigan, S., Schmidt, C., & Streifeneder, T. (2021). Agritourism around the globe: Definitions, authenticity, and potential controversy. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(2), 573–577.

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