Innovating Agri-tech Promotion: Development of Farms as Tourism Sites
The Science for the Convergence of Agriculture and Tourism (SciCAT) Project is a collaboration between the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) and partner institutions – University of the Philippines-Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Tourism (DoT), and selected State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) – that have the mandate and the capacity to help farms incorporate tourism elements and adopt new farm technologies that will be showcased to visitors.
Funded and initiated by PCAARRD, the SciCAT Program transforms Magsasaka Siyentista Farms (farms of farmers who have been successful in their use of science and technology-based indigenous technologies) into farm tourism sites that will serve as their communities’ main tourist farm attraction, generating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Under this program, these farms will offer tours, exhibits, and hands-on activities for tourists, while showcasing the latest farm technologies provided and funded by DOST-PCAARRD to the farmers.
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