“Agri tourism” or farm tourism is a holiday concept of visiting a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural or agribusiness operations for the purpose of infotainment, education or active involvement in the activities of the farm. Agri Tourism centres offer agri education and recreational opportunities to the whole family at affordable price. Crop production practices, rural games, festivals, food, dress and the nature provides variety of entertainment to the customers. Supply of fresh agricultural produce at farm gate and organic food could lure the urban tourists.
In order to promote agri tourism concept, Govt. of Karnataka has introduced “Agri Tourism” in its Tourism Policy 2015 as one of its tourism products. Under the same, set guidelines to be followed by any agri tourism centres for authenticity and Govt. approval for them. Bringing orderliness to tourists visit can enhance the opportunities in agri tourism. This not only helps in increase in income of the farm, but also creates entrepreneurship in agriculture. However, agri tourism centre needs professional management-services in terms of creation, development and maintenance of services in the farms. Way2ABI offers services for setting up and operations of agri tourism projects.Tag : Agri tourism,agriculture, horticulture,agribusiness,agri education,Karnataka,tourism policy,and Way2ABI