Agritourism: At a time when most people in the Western world are not connected to where their food comes from, a new “self-sufficiency” movement is emerging.
The “cultivating” trend, which is when people vacation on farms, ranches, and agricultural businesses, was noted in a trend report from Euronews, produced in collaboration with tourism trend forecasting agency Globetrender.
Here are five (almost) completely self-sustaining hideouts that give you the opportunity to connect to farming and learn about what you consume…
Five agritourism destinations in the world
- Heckfield Place, UK
Set on 438 acres of land with its own biodynamic farm, this stunning, recently renovated country hotel in Hampshire.
There are fields where everything from wheat to apples is grown, and flowers for the hotel are grown in a walled garden on site.
Heckfield Place also raises free-range chickens, pigs, sheep, and even dairy cows for milk and cheese.
- Fregate Private Island, Seychelles
Fregate Island Private in Seychelles will give you a Robinson Crusoe experience at the height of luxury.
This exclusive eco-paradise is meant to be self-sustaining because it would be expensive and harmful to the environment to import things. Instead, he grows 80 percent of the food he eats.
The on-site organic gardens grow over 50 different types of fruits and vegetables, as well as a greenhouse for growing hydroponically grown tomatoes and spinach. The frigate even distills seawater for drinking.
- Datai Langkawi, Malaysia
Another Garden of Eden is located on the Malaysian island of Langkawi in the five-star resort of Datai, surrounded by ancient rainforests.
Not only does it have local naturalist Irshad Mobarak, but it also has its own wastewater management system, an organic waste shredder to turn leftovers into compost, a worm farm, and permaculture gardens that are open to guests to learn about self-sustaining organic production.
- Anna Tasca Lanza, Sicily
Case Vecchie is a 19th-century farmhouse in Sicily that is part of Anna Taska Lanzi’s culinary school.
From April to December, you can take part in practical cooking classes and workshops on seasonal products, most of which are grown on the ground.
There are, for example, olive groves where you can see how oil is extracted in an olive mill and learn how to use it in Sicilian cuisine. You can also learn how to make ricotta with a local shepherd and cheesemaker.
- Stedsans in the forest, Sweden
Stedsans in the Woods is a self-sustaining lakeside farm with wooden cabins and its own permaculture plots to grow food.
The menus at his woodland restaurant, where people eat together, are plant-based, but they also serve the meat of animals “who only had one bad day in their lives.” The fish is caught on the spot, the wine is natural, and they also make their soft drinks from medicinal herbs.
“Next year, we will expand our concept of hosting retreats that reconnect people with nature,” says co-founder Flemming Schiott Hansen.
“We will offer talks and cooking lessons, invite people to forage and bathe in the forest, have them help in the garden, hold cocoa-making ceremonies and sit by the fire.”
Frequently Asked Questions About Agritourism
Q. What is an example of agritourism?
A – Farmers’ markets, wine tourism, cider houses, and corn mazes are all examples of agricultural tourism. Travelers participating in these types of vacations often want to see how food is grown and prepared or to learn how animals are raised.
Q. What is another word for agritourism?
A – The term “agritourism” is often used interchangeably with “agri-tourism,” “agrotourism,” “farm tourism,” “agricultural tourism,” or “agritainment.”
Q. What do you see as the biggest advantage of agri-tourism?
A – Agricultural tourism has the potential to revitalize rural economies, educate the public about agriculture, and help preserve agricultural heritage. In addition, community-focused farms may find agricultural tourism an attractive option as it provides more labor opportunities for local residents.
Q. What is agritourism answer in one sentence?
A – Solution. Agri-tourism gives tourists a chance to reconnect with the land and provide a “hands-on experience” with local foods.
Q. What is the purpose of agritourism?
A – Agri-tourism is one of the emerging areas of entrepreneurial engagement for agronomists to tackle the economic risks posed by climate change. This essentially involves diversifying income streams from agricultural activities and related value chains.
Q. What are the 5 categories of agri-tourism?
A – There are nine categories of agritourist products and services: agri-housing, agri-food, and beverage, primary agricultural tourism, direct selling, agri-recreation, agri-sports, agriculture, agro-medical and cultural tourism.
Q. What is Agriculture Tourism in the Philippines?
A – Agri-tourism focuses on agriculture-based activities to attract travelers to farms and fields. It is educational, and engaging, not to mention a more sustainable revenue source for farmers and local communities.