Global Agritourism Network (GAN)

Building a global support network for agritourism

Leading scholars and practitioners of agritourism have joined forces to form the Global Agritourism Network (GAN). This network of all agritourism stakeholders (farmers and agricultural producers, researchers, educators, community planners, government entities, agricultural service providers, development organizations, tour operators, hospitality operators, event planners, among others) aims to enhance the capacity of agritourism stakeholders worldwide.
On April the 11th, 2023, we will officially launch GAN with a Zoom meeting.
We welcome you to join this growing network of agritourism professionals!

GAN kick-off meeting


April 11, 2023 – online via Zoom >

time until the kick-off meeting

Committee Leadership

ChairLisa ChaseUniversity of VermontUnited States
Vice Chair (Future Chair)Carla BarbieriNorth Carolina State UniversityUnited States, Peru
Past ChairThomas StreifenederEurac ResearchItaly
SecretaryChadley HollasCultivating TourismUnited States
TreasurerRohana MahaliyanaarachchiSabaragamuwa University of Sri LankaSri Lanka

Regional Committees

North AmericaScottie JonesFarm Stay USAUnited States
Central American and CaribbeanGlenn JampolFinca Rosa Blanca / Global Ecotourism NetworkCosta Rica
South AmericaMario FuentesMy Trip EcuadorEcuador
Western EuropeCaroline MillarScottish AgritourismScotland
Eastern EuropeValeria KlitsounovaBelarusian Association of Rural and EcotourismBelarus
East and Southeastern AsiaKumar BhattaKyushu UniversityJapan
South and Western AsiaPandurang TawareAgritourism IndiaIndia
Northern Africa
Central and West AfricaAbdoulaye SamatéThe Afrocentric JourneySenegal
East AfricaMaria BaryamujuraCOBATI UgandaUganda
Southern AfricaJacqui TaylorAgritourism South AfricaSouth Africa
Australia and New ZealandJohn StanleyJohn Stanley AssociatesAustralia
PacificJoselito BernardoInternational School of Sustainable TourismPhilippines

Auxiliary Committees

Promotion and fundsRohana MahaliyanaarachchiSabaragamuwa University of Sri LankaSri Lanka
Research (International Research Network on Agritourism – IRENA)Dave LamieClemson UniversityUnited States
Definitions and standards and strategiesCarla Barbieri and Jacqui TaylorNorth Carolina State University - Agritourism South AfricaUnited States - South Africa
Policy and advocacy
Protocol for conference hostingCaroline MillarScottish AgritourismScotland
Conference PlanningAndrea OmizzoloEurac ResearchItaly
World Agritourism DayPandurang TawareAgri Tourism IndiaIndia
WebinarsLisa ChaseUniversity of VermontUnited States
Communications (website, emails, social media)Suzi SpahrNAFDMA International Agritourism AssociationUnited States
Sustainable and regenerative agriculture and Regenerative AgritourismDavid GillespieKeene FarmCanada
EducationMarijke DunselmanAgritourism NZ NetworkNew Zealand


For more information and to get involved, contact
spread the word!
Open chat
How ca we help you?
Scan the code
Hi, can we help you?