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Is agriculture important to agritourism? The agritourism attraction market in Israel

Citation:

Talev, E. ; Bar-Nahum, Z. ; Fleischer, A. ; Tchetchik, A. Is agriculture important to agritourism? The agritourism attraction market in Israel. European Review of Agricultural Economicserae 2018, 45, 273 - 296.

Date Published:

2018/02/07/

Abstract:

Agritourism attractions are a commonly chosen alternative in farm diversification. Some attractions are based on active farms, while others are based on rural ambience. We model and estimate the agritourism attraction market as a differentiated-goods market based on Israeli market data and simulate different scenarios. We show that total welfare increases when attractions are based on rural ambience rather than on active farms. We also show that an indirect support scheme has a stronger impact on total welfare than a direct scheme.

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