The course has provided insightful learning on putting the two elements, 'farm' and 'tourism' into farm tourism. A visit to Diaspora Farm Resort was part of the experiential excursion that gave a whole new perspective and sparked new ideas among farmers and cooperatives looking to diversify their income, farm tourism operators wanting to improve their businesses, landowners exploring  opportunities in farm tourism to generate income from their underutilized land, entrepreneurs and sustainable agriculture enthusiasts.

FARM TOURISM 101

The Need

Farm tourism is a swift-growing branch of sustainable tourism that offers extra and significant income for farmers and local communities. It is a business attracting visitors and travelers to farm areas , generally for educational and recreational purposes that encourages economic activity and can provide both farm and community income. 

Our Involvement

Four representatives from BEST Society attended a course on Farm Tourism 101 with Farm Guiding organised by the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST). The course was held at ISST Campus, Subic Bay Phillipines and we had the privilege to have Dr. Mina Gabor, former Secretary of Tourism for the Philippines as one of our speakers sharing on the opportunities in farm tourism.

The Impact

The course has provided insightful learning on putting the two elements, 'farm' and 'tourism' into farm tourism. A visit to Diaspora Farm Resort was part of the experiential excursion that gave a whole new perspective and sparked new ideas among farmers and cooperatives looking to diversify their income, farm tourism operators wanting to improve their businesses, landowners exploring  opportunities in farm tourism to generate income from their underutilized land, entrepreneurs and sustainable agriculture enthusiasts.

Kiulu Farmstay is a community-based tourism that has an integrated approach providing employment opportunities and supplemental income for the local folks through quad biking, homestay and rice farming among others. Villagers living in the 

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