Agriculture, Farming & Food

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Agriculture, Farming & Food

Jul 2020 | posted by Tourism Portfolio
Last blog post, we explored how the Fashion Industry could provide inspiration across global destinations for incentive groups. This time, we explore how Agriculture, Farming & Food can inspire an engaging educational component, a special event venue or authentic local activities in 10 different destinations, across Asia, Europe, Australia and South America.

Dairy Production In Laos

Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm workshop and tasting - A socially-responsible enterprise renting the water buffaloes from the farmers and collaborating with them, to open the first Buffalo dairy to produce buffalo cheese and a range of dairy products. This is providing income and a sustainable future for the Lao people involved. The Laos buffalo Dairy Farm also improves the health and well-being of buffaloes through better feed, vaccinations and overall care.

Laos Agriculture


A Rooftop Farm in Denmark

Located on top of an old car auction hall, the 600 square meter green farm is well hidden in midst of the semi-industrial residential area on the outer Østerbro, Copenhagen.  Here, 3 young entrepreneurs realized their dream and created a mining farm, not only focusing on cozy gardening, but moreover creating a community around urban cultivation and sustainable produce, educating and fighting against food waste of modern societies.  Upon arrival get a short introduction of the Roof Top Farm and then join one of possible workshops.

Denmark Agriculture


Take a Tea Break in Sri Lanka

Surrounded by an evergreen forest in the Southern Province, Handunugoda Tea Estate is the only estate and factory in the coastal belt of Sri Lanka. They have much renown as the artisan producers of luxury teas. The teas are exclusively created and handmade by the sole proprietor Herman Gunaratne; using tried and tested orthodox methods to produce exquisite whole-leaf teas that can be brewed several times.  Herman (or a team member) will host a private tour of his Virgin White Tea Estate plantations, where you will learn how the famous white tea is plucked and made into one of the best teas in the world.

Sri Lanka


The Orchard Farm in Ireland

Over the past 43 years of his own farming career, Joe Hayden has developed one of the most innovative farms in Ireland. This award-winning farm which he runs with his brother Michael has 135 hectares of land that is home to their dairy herd of 175 cows. These wonderful ladies produce over 1.2 million litres of fresh milk each year for Bailey’s Irish Cream.  Guests will have the chance to try out the many flavours of Bailey’s while learning more about The Orchard Farm.  Joe’s broader interest in the Irish Food industry has seen him represent the views of Irish farmers not just in Ireland but also at an international level. This experience has given him a unique insight into the role of Irish agriculture in a world context. The development of The Orchard Centre as the farms visitor centre now sees people from all over the world coming here to visit and experience a jewel of the Irish and Farming Countryside.

Ireland Agriculture


170 Years of Viticulture in Australia

Just over two hours north of Sydney, Pokolbin is the oldest continuous wine region in Australia, with a history dating back to the early 1800s when the first grapes were planted. The region is also accessible from Newcastle Airport in just over 1 hour.  Ben Ean, formally known as Lindemans, is one of the most breathtaking and historic sites in the Hunter Wine Country, set upon 200 acres. The McGuigan and Peterson families are dedicated to maintaining and developing the estate as a salute to some of the best-known viticulturists and winemakers of the last 170 years in the Hunter. The team have been busy bringing the 174 year strong Winery & Vineyard back to its former glory after extensive refurbishment to the Cellar Door, Restaurant, Function, Still House & Winery areas.  With six designated event spaces, there is something suitable for every group and event. 

Australia


Agrobusiness in Brazil

Brazil is world famous for state of the art technology in AgroBusiness.  Etanol, Pecuary, Soya, Sustainable Goods and much more.  Our DMC partner in Brazil, Walpax Brazil, has great connections with the most important farms and industries in Brazil.  Take your group inside to learn the best practices and have a unique onsite learning experience.

Brazil Agriculture


Go Nuts in Bali

East Bali Cashews is a social enterprise in Bali which produces a quality healthy snack cereal food, granola popcorn with sourcing directly from fresh & delicious local ingredients in Karangasem, East Bali.  Groups can learn more about their history, the main product, social impact also the other interesting product they have to develop the people and the region of East Bali such as “The Cashew Nuts Familly Foundation”, “Anakardika Kids Pre School”, “Eco Friendly Energy program”, “ East Bali Immersion for International school students” and “Farmer Extension Program”.  Suitable for up to 25 guests per visit.

Indonesia Agriculture


Eco Sustainable Growth in Malta

Small farm visits or a casual vineyard lunch, the island of Gozo is a second largest in the Maltese archipelago and the perfect place for groups to learn more about Mediterranean sustainability practices.  See a different side to Malta, beyond the famous historical streets of Valletta, a great day-trip destination.

Malta Agriculture


Farm-to-Table in Malaysia

A Little Farm on the Hill is a true respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, only 40 minutes from Kuala Lumper. Guest will experience farm-to-table gourmet meals made with fresh seasonal produce at this organic farm in Janda Baik.  With a maximum seating capacity of 60, the Farmhouse is open, airy and overlooking the entire farm.

Malaysia


The Oldest Distillery in the Scottish Highlands

Enjoy a private tour of the oldest distillery in the Highlands, dating back to 1775. Whisky is still produced here in the traditional way. Arrange to have a guided tour, during which the group will be told the history of the distillery and the distillation process. Also taste the Famous Grouse Blended Whisky (a blend of different whiskies) and enjoy the art of whisky tasting and presentation. After this visit, the group will be invited to join the dinner on site.

Scotland


For more information about any of these destinations or more agriculture, farming or food program ideas, give us a call (02) 9922 5520 or email sales@tourismportfolio.com.au

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