Ilbery, Brian and Bowler, Ian and Clark, Gordon and Crockett, Alastair and Shaw, Alastair (1998) Farm-based tourism as an alternative farm enterprise : a case study from the Northern Pennines, England. Regional Studies, 32 (4). pp. 355-364. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines the development of farm-based tourism in the less favoured area of the northern Pennines. Farm tourism is conceptualized as an alternative farm enterprise (AFE) comprising one of seven possible `pathways of farm business developmentâ��. As such, the development of farm-based tourism (FBT) is influenced by a range of factors both external and internal to the farm. Lower levels of family labour distinguish tourist AFE farms from non-tourist AFE farms, while different types of FBT are associated with particular farm and household characteristics. Nevertheless, the reasons for adopting tourist enterprises are diverse and often very individualistic. Institutional involvement in FBT in the study area is increasing, but it is reactive rather than proactive and tends to constrain as well as enable the development of farm tourism. Few farmers have contacted institutions about new or existing farm tourism enterprises. However, levels of inter-agency networking are increasing and a core of eight institutions is now dominating institutional behaviour towards AFEs and FBT in the northern Pennines, especially in Northumberland. More research is needed on the interactions between farm households and institutions in the development of FBT.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Regional Studies|
|Additional Information:||The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Regional Studies, 32 (4), 1998, © Informa Plc|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Agricultural restructuring ; Post-productivist transition ; Alternative farm enterprises ; Farm-based tourism ; Northern Pennines|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr Gordon Clark|
|Deposited On:||30 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:57|
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