Shifting global consumption patterns, tastes and attitudes towards food, leisure, travel and place have opened new opportunities for rural producers in the form of agritourism, ecotourism, wine, food and rural tourism and specialized niche market agricultural production for tourism. Tourists allow farmers to reduce food miles by bringing the market to the farm and also reduce the costs of distributing farm products. For many rural producers farm diversification through the offer of both food and new leisure spaces for tourist consumption, provides the only potential way to remain viable. Therefore, fomenting the creation of linkages between tourism and agriculture has recently received considerable attention as a strategy for rural and agricultural development in stagnating rural areas. "Tourism and Agriculture" examines regional specific cases of the interface between tourism and agriculture, looking at the impacts of rural restructuring, and new geographies of consumption and production. To meet the need for a more comprehensive appreciation of the relationships and interactions between the tourism and agricultural economic sectors, this book: examines the multiple relationships that exist between tourism and agriculture in various contexts; considers the factors that influence the nature of these relationships; and, explores avenues for facilitating synergistic relationships between tourism and agriculture. Given the place-specific nature of tourism and agriculture relationships, these contributions offer case studies from a wide range of geographic contexts whilst themes of diversification, economic development, and emerging new forms of production and consumption, are threaded throughout the entire book. The book integrates original research conducted on this topic and in doing so generate new insights into the relationships between tourism and agriculture and future economic rural development. Edited by leading researchers & academics in the field, this book will be of value to students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism, Agriculture & Rural Development.