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An Effective Partnership?
— The research evaluates the partnership between food and tourism.
— It enhances development and strengthens agricultural production.
— Food tourism also provides new opportunities to promote and distribute local produces.
— Food tourism consists of two industries; agriculture and tourism.
— Food and tourism provides a systematic approach of food production.
— As a result, food tourism should foster a multi-agency approach to enhance sustainable economy.
— According to Montenari and Staniscia (2009), food tourism delivers sustainability objectives.
— Therefore, food and tourism is an effective partnership in improving production and development.
Food and Tourism Literature
— Food and tourism literature provides a better conceptualization of food tourism.
— The relationship between policy in the UK and social capital within the agricultural sector is explained.
— In addition, it explains the food based interactions in various subsectors.
— According to Church et all(2000), the agricultural and tourism policy are based on cultural and historical differences.
— Pretty (2002) argued that the integration of the policy is significant in understanding the policy makers.
— Since, it chooses the approaches mix of solution and their integration into agricultural practices.
— The key element of agricultural policies is the diversification strategy.
— In 2009, organized a festival to develop food tourism in the UK.
— It also involves informal discussions on how to support a diversified food tourism strategy.
— The conduction of empirical research was relevant in the festival.
— Initial discussions were more structured and explored the exploratory research method.
— Exploratory research employs qualitative techniques.
— It occurred into phases; in-depth interviews and six workshops.
— Data collected was transcribed and the main issues were identified.
Results and Findings
— Tourism provides agricultural views forms the empirical data from the interviews and workshops.
— They present the key findings in a model.
— Sustainability common issues that emerge from the data collected includes the following:
— Social capital, supply chain problems, fear of change, regionalization of governing bodies, and marketing.
— According to Alder and Kwon’s (2002) findings, synergy views leads to good governance.
— This leads to a more sustainable economic climate for food tourism,
— It is also emphasized on developing social capital policy
— This leads to inefficient implementation of the food tourism policy in agricultural production.
- In summary, the research examined the relationship between agriculture and tourism.
- This examination was done from the food tourism stakeholders.
- The conduction of the research occurred in two phases of data collection.
- This includes 16 in-depth telephone interviews and then followed by the six workshops.
- The findings were mapped into a five theme model.
- These themes include social capital, fear of change, regionalization and marketing.
- Recommendations included the following: the development of networks,
- Undertaking marketing campaigns, and promoting engagement with new reforms.