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Agricultural Education through Farm Tourism Among Selected Providers in Mindanao

Volume: 70  ,  Issue: 1 , February    Published Date: 21 February 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
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DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100701220211745

Authors

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1 Fernando V. Magdato, Jr
2 Rowena DT. Baconguis

Abstract

Farm tourism is a new economic development strategy in the Philippines which helps uplift the living and working conditions of farmers by generating additional farm-related income that enhance farm profitability at the same time that it provides agricultural education to various stakeholders. Case studies of selected farm tourism sites in Mindanao, Philippines were conducted using key informant interviews and use of GIS mapping. Farm tourism sites were characterized based on agricultural technologies, agricultural produce and tourism activities offered in the area. The study examined what agricultural knowledge was shared in these farm tourism sites, how it was shared and who the major clients were. Results revealed that the development of farm tourism sites is influenced by the philosophy of the farm operators who believe that farming is a profitable business, an opportunity to promote common good and love for agriculture. Knowledge sharing activities center on the conduct of training programs, farm tours to demonstration sites, recreational activities where visitors engage in harvesting and fishing. Knowledge sharing activities are mostly conducted through group and interpersonal approaches and mass media approach through the dissemination of agricultural technology which is central to all farm tourism operators.

Keywords

  • Agricultural Education
  • Farm Tourism
  • Philosophy of Farm Tourism
  • Knowledge Sharing