The World Agri-Tourism Day is annually observed across the globe on 16th May to promote Agritourism. The day aims to educate the tourists on how agricultural activities are done in farms.
16th May 2021 marks the 14th World Agri Tourism Day.
International Conference on Agri Tourism:
i.As a part of the 14th World Agri Tourism Day, the Department of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra and Agri Tourism Development Corporation(ATDC) has organised an International conference on Agri Tourism on 15th and 16th May 2021.
- The theme of the conference is – “Rural Women Sustainable Entrepreneurship Opportunities through Agri”
ii.This conference will provide a platform for national and international experts, researchers and farmers to share experience on the successful agritourism practices from various countries.
iii.The theme celebrates the excellence and success of women farmers and agritourism practitioners.
iv.“World Agri Tourism Awards 2021” were distributed during the 2-day conference.
Agri-Tourism in India:
i.The Government of Maharashtra is working towards promoting agri-tourism, rural tourism and sustainable tourism.
ii.The state has also announced various agritourism policies for sustainable rural economic development.