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Palawan SP urges schools to introduce farm tourism to students

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The Palawan Sangguniang Panlalawigan urged the school administrations to include farm tourism destinations to the itinerary of their field trips for elementary and high school students.

The SP recently passed a resolution, which states that farm tourism is an industry that could be tapped as recreational and educational site.

The said resolution was authored by Board Member David Francis Ponce de Leon.

“Maaari itong maghatid ng iba’t ibang aktibidad gaya ng pagpapakain sa mga hayop, pagpitas ng mga gulay at pagtatanim ng halaman. Maaari ring mapalawig ang kaalaman ng mga estudyante sa iba’t ibang uri ng flora at fauna at maging sa sektor ng agrikultura,” the provincial government said.

“Bukod dito, ang farm tourism ay makakatulong sa pagbibigay ng kabuhayan at kita sa mga mamamayan. Malaki rin umano ang maitutulong ng mga kabataang may kaalaman sa teknolohiya (technologically-inclined) para mapaunlad ang industriya ng “farm tourism,”” it added.

The said resolution is pursuant to Republic Act 10816 or the Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016.

Under the said law, local government, farm tourism operators, tour operators, educational institutions as well as concerned agencies are mandated to work together to develop the farm tourism sector.

“Sa pamamagitan ng farm tourism ay maipapakita rin ang yaman ng sektor ng agrikultura sa lalawigan ng Palawan,” the province said.