African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Strengthening agriculture-tourism linkages in the developing World: Opportunities, barriers and current initiatives

Christian M. Rogerso
School of Tourism and Hospitality, Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 December 2011
  •  Published: 31 January 2012



Building linkages between agriculture and tourism is critical for maximising tourism’s economic impacts in developing countries. The objective in this article is to provide a critical review of existing scholarship relating to linkages between tourism and agriculture as a whole, to explanations concerning the barriers to strengthened linkages, and of initiatives for encouraging closer agriculture-tourism linkages in the developing world. It is argued that key policy issues for strengthened linkages relate to a set of supply, demand and marketing related issues, which are core barriers to linking tourism establishments and agricultural food producers.


Key words:  Linkages, tourism, agriculture, developing world, sustainable tourism.