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Organization seeks Government Support to Promote Agritourism in Nigeria




Ibrahim Olamilekan

An organization, Drumdashme Solution Limited has called on the government to enact policies that will promote agritourism in Nigeria.


The organization said this during a press conference to which form part of the lineup program for 2018 Miss Agrictourism beauty pageant on Saturday in Osogbo, Osun State.

The Chief Executive Officer of DSL, Mr. Sunday Bunmi in his address noted that, Miss Agrictourism beauty pageant is put together to address the gender imbalance in Agricultural sector and motivate youths in the country to embrace farming.

He explained that, "Agritourism is a form of niche tourism that is considered a growth industry in many partsof the world, including Australia, Canada, and the United States"

He noted that, Agritourism overlaps with geotourism, ecotourism, wine tourism and culinary tourism. It is a form of niche tourism that is considered a growth industry in many parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, and the United States.

" With the economic quagmire facing the country and government at all levels now clamour for diversification of economy particularly into farming, the government must utilized the sector of farming to the ultimate point where the country can get more money.

Agritoursim, he said, "government must provide needed amenities to the farm land and create enabling environment for those farmers and those who will come around. Provision of adequate power supply, good network and many more so that the youth will be motivated to stay on the farmland".

"The concept of agritourism encourages visitors to experience agricultural life at first hand. Agritourism is gathering strong support from small communities as rural people have realized the benefits of sustainable development brought about by similar forms of nature travel. Visitors can work in the fields alongside real farmers and wade knee-deep in the sea with fishermen hauling in their nets.

"Agri-toursim is a commercial enterprise at any agricultural location, including horticultural and agribusinesses operations, conducted for the enjoyment of visitors that generates supplemental tourism income for farmers.

While highlighting the benefits of the pageant, he said, it will assess the existing agri-tourism attraction in Nigeria; provide new and expand tourism-based economic opportunities for farmers, agripreneurs, and rural communities, including job creation, new markets, networks, and product development; and creates awareness of the problems that face today's young farmers and focuses on solution to overcome these problems.








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