Community based agro-tourism
Promote community based agro-tourism for Buff Bay Valley, other identified communities and participating agencies
The project aims to promote agro-tourism in rural communities as an alternative livelihood opportunity to compensate for the loss of traditional sources of revenue. The project will exchange information on best practices, provide capacity building, identify economic ventures and funding sources and assist with proposal preparation, facilitate marketing support and integrate small scale enterprises into value chains.
Several rural communities have lost traditional sources of revenue and are seeking alternative means to achieve sustainable livelihoods. Agro-Tourism poses one such opportunity.
To promote stronger linkages between the agriculture sector, rural communities and the tourism industry
1. To promote the exchange of best practices and lessons learnt from agro/ rural tourism experiences.
2. To strengthen the capacities of rural communities to manage agro-tourism enterprises.
3. To provide support for the development of new agro-tourism ventures.
4. To strengthen market linkages for rural communities engaged in agro-tourism.
5. To integrate small scale enterprises into relevant value chains
Rural communities, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Tourism
2011 – 2014
Description of activities, outputs, results, and achievement indicators
1.1. Facilitate training sessions in attraction development and management.
2.1. Facilitate linkages between small scale enterprises, tourism partners and stakeholders along the value-chain.
3.1. Provide training in event planning.
1.1. Training workshops in enterprise development and management.
2.1. Meetings between value-chain stakeholders.
2.2. Development of marketing agreements.
3.1. Organise training sessions.
1.1. Increased competence of rural stakeholders in developing and managing tourism sites and attractions.
2.1. Rural community groups are able to establish formal arrangements with hotels, tour agencies and buyers of agricultural produce.
3.1. Increased competence of rural community groups to execute events.
1.1. At least 5 rural community groups trained in developing and managing attractions by December 2014.
2.1. At least 3 contractual arrangements established between rural community groups and tour partners and buyers by December 2014.
3.1. At least 10 persons trained by December 2013.