Advantages Of Agro Tourism

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Title: agritourism – a sustainable diversification strategy for Rose – hall sugar estate in Guyana.
Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for obtaining a Master’s Degree in
Agriculture Economics and Management

By: Shenella Benjamin

List of Acronyms

Gross Domestic Product

WTO World Trade Organization

CNTIC China National Technology Import and Export Corporation

African, Caribbean and Pacific

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Caribbean Community

The EU
European Union
Corporate social responsibility

This research examines agritourism as a sustainable diversification strategy for Rose- hall sugar estate
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· To identify what training managers may need in order to adapt agro-tourism.

· To determine what factors will enable Agro-tourism as a diversification strategy.

· To identify constraints to the adaptation of agro-tourism.

1.4 Justification

This study’s aim is to analyze the benefits and constraints for Rose Hall Estate adapting agro-tourism as its diversification strategy. The research findings are intended to inform the government of Guyana about the economic, socio-cultural and environmental benefits of the agro-tourism business. Agro-tourism businesses have the potential to stimulate rural development. It also promotes environmentally sound farming production methods that do not only increase productivity but also seize land degradation as well as reclaim, rehabilitate, restore and enhance biological diversity and monitor adverse effects on sustainable agricultural diversity (Clemens, 2004). Fadeyibi and Oredegbe (2009) indicated that agro-tourism is also a mitigating factor for farm income
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50 km (b) 100km (c) 150km (d) 200km

What percent of the East Canje population depends on the Sugar Estate for their livelihood?

0-20 (b) 21-40 (c) 41-60 (d) 61-80 (e) 81- 100

Which of the following agricultural products can be grown, raise or produce on the Estate?

Commodity crops (e.g., rice, corn, coconuts, citrus, sour sap)

(b) Aquaculture (e.g., Tilapia, Hassa, crabs)

Livestock (e.g., cattle, pigs, horses, sheep, goats)

Poultry (e.g., chicken, ducks, turkeys)

Other agricultural animals and products (e.g., eggs, honey, milk, rabbits and donkeys)

14. Is it possible for this estate to provide the following agricultural services? (e.g., pasture grazing for large and small ruminants?

(a) Yes (b) No

15. Is it possible for the estate to cultivate and cut antelope grass for hay and silage making supplemental feed for ruminants?
16. Is it possible for this estate to provide the following tourism services? (e.g., bed and breakfast, restaurant, catering and food services for tourist who visiting the estate).

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