City per­son­nel trains on agri-tourism

Palawan News - - CITY -

The City Govern­ment, through the Lo­cal Eco­nomic and In­vest­ment Pro­mo­tion Of­fice (LEIPO), re­cently par­tic­i­pated in a three-day Farm Tourism course in Metro Manila in a bid to pro­mote agri­cul­tural tourism to farm own­ers in Puerto Princesa.

Cather­ine Fa­bel­l­lorin, a staff of the LEIPO, said the course en­cour­ages farm­ers to uti­lize idle lands for farm tourism.

“Nag-un­dergo tayo ni­tong three­day course para ma-pro­mote ang farm tourism. Kung sakaling merong mga farm own­ers na gus­tong mag-de­velop ng kani­lang mga ex­ist­ing farms or idle lands para ni­tong farm­ing tourism ay ma-im­part sa kanila ang mga train­ing tungkol dito,” she said.

She took the course on Farm Tourism 101 with Farm Guid­ing from Oc­to­ber 1-3, 2018 which will help the city govern­ment’s ef­fort to in­tro­duce farm tourism and up­lift the eco­nomic con­di­tion of farm own­ers and farm­ers.

She bared plans of the LEIPO headed by Lor­raine Banzuelo to ca­pac­i­tate the city’s farm own­ers as an ini­tia­tive to en­cour­age them and as­sist them in es­tab­lish­ing their own farm that will be show­case for vis­i­tors and tourists.

In Au­gust, the City Coun­cil rec­og­nized Ya­mang Bukid, an agri-tourism farm lo­cated in Barangay Ba­cun­gan as an emerg­ing farm tourism des­ti­na­tion in the city.

In­cluded in the train­ing were peo­ple re­sources man­age­ment, or­ganic farm­ing stan­dards, De­part­ment of Tourism (DOT) Ac­cred­i­ta­tions and Farm Tourism Ini­tia­tives, farm guid­ing, ba­sic mar­ket­ing, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and cre­at­ing pack­ages.

The course was con­ducted by In­ter­na­tional School of Sus­tain­able Tourism (ISST) based in Metro Manila, a cor­po­ra­tion ded­i­cated to ed­u­ca­tion and tech­ni­cal train­ing of man­power in or­der to vi­ably op­er­ate sus­tain­able tourism in the ASEAN coun­tries.

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