Agro-Tourism promoted in Panama

Panama is seeking to develop agro-tourism and incorporate tourism activities related to the agricultural sector, thereby improving rural tourism.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

To successfully implement the agro-tourism plan in the country, some agreements of cooperation have been signed with the Agronomy Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and with the National Learning Service of Colombia which have experience in coffee farming.

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Agritourism: Lifesaver for Farms

March 2016

Coffee and tobacco farms in Panama increase their performance when they are used not only as farms but also as rural tourism destinations.

Agricultural production combined with recreation and tourist attraction has created additional financial income for Panamanian producers.

Investments in Agritourism in Panama

December 2013

More and better roads in the district of Capira have facilitated the conversion of more than 65 farms into rural tourism destinations.  

In the past four years this business has grown substantially due to the construction of new roads in the area. "... There are 25 farms in Capira accredited by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA), while another 40 are still undergoing restructuring," said the head of the program for Agritourism in the west of Panama, Ruby Hidalgo to Prensa.com.

Advances in Agro Tourism in Panama

August 2013

This tourism subsector is just starting to develop, and it is expected that it will receive a major boost from the new airports in the interior of the country.

Capital.com.pa reports: "... the challenge now is to facilitate access to credit and for Panamanian producers to learn to do business, because sometimes they do not know what to charge for the service they are providing, an area where foreign entrepreneurs are ahead of them. "

Tourism Picks Up in Rural Nicaragua

August 2010

Between January and July growth of 5% was reported in rural community tourism.

The 90 farms that are part of Nicaragua's Agro-tourism Farms initiative have reported an increase in tourist numbers, comments Harold Ramos Orozco, president of Nicaraguan Rural Community Tourism Network (Renitural in Spanish).

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