What is Agro-Tourism? See also Eco Tourism
Agro-Tourism and Eco-Tourism are closely related, although in reality
Agro-Tourism is something all farms could have, while Eco-Tourism seems to have
been Greenwashed by the tour companies.
Related > Eco-Tourism
Agro Tourism is when a native person or local of the area offers tours to their
Agriculture Farm to allow a person to view them growing, harvesting, and
processing locally grown foods, such as coconuts, pineapple, sugar cane, corn,
or any produce the person would not encounter in their home country. Often the
farmers would provide a home-stay opportunity and education.
The essential benefit is for the local people, not tour operators or hotels,
this is often corrupted, and a person going on either an Agro-Tour, or
Eco Tour should be aware, it it is not
helping the locals to earn money, the essential point is missing. These are
alternatives to bad practices, not just a tour, it is to stop things like
dynamite fishing, slash and burn, wearing out the soil, etc.
People need to earn money to live and support their family, but often this is
at the cost of the environment and the planet. Agro Tourism and Eco-tourism are
alternatives to such harmful practices as slash and burn farming, dynamite
fishing, destruction of rain forest or primary growth jungle and trees.
Thank You, Andy the Hobotraveler.com Travel Blog
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