Panama continues to bet on agro-tourism
A total of 12 farms received certificates to offer agro-tourism services after completing the Agricultural Good Practices (BPA).
Friday, December 12, 2008
Minister Olmedo Espino pointed out that the activity is a great alternative for farmers and highlights the effort made by both entities for the agro-tourism development of Panama, but above all, because it offers economic benefits and provides incentives for ecological preservation.
The Agro-tourism Director of the Department of Agricultural Development has created a project inspired by the experiences of Colombia and Costa Rica.
Rainforest Alliance and USAID have presented a new standard aimed at encouraging cattle farms to improve their environmental and social sustainability.
The largest dairy business in the country and the National Service of Animal Health will certify milk producers with good agro-ecological practices.
19 associations have received certificates enabling them to export to the USA by complying with international agricultural best practice standards.
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