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Abbrevia: J. Agric. Res Nat Resources.

Language: English

ISSN: ISSN 2315-6279

DOI: 10.14412/JARNR

 

 

  J. Agric. Res. Nat. Resour.      

  4(1): 313-319, July 2020


 
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Journal of Agricultural Research and Natural  Resources,

Vol. 4 (1), pp 313-319, July 2020

doi: 10.14412/JARNR2019.0146

(ISSN 2315-6279) 2020 Science Park Journals

 

Full Length Research Paper

AGRO-TOURISM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT: AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL FARMERS, A STUDY OF MOBA LOCAL GOVERNMENT, EKITI STATE.                                          

 

Kolawole G.T., Oyediran O.B. Adedeji E.O.., Chikezie J.

Tourism Department, Federal College of Wildlife Management, New Bussa, Niger State.

 

ABSTRACT:

 

Rural development is defined as improving living standard of the masses of the low income population residing in rural areas and making the processes of their development self sustained (Lele 1979).  It is also a strategy designed to improve the economic and social life of a specific group of people in the rural area. Tourism is conceptualized as business of providing travel, accommodation, and food entertainment for people who are on travel, tour, trade. etc. (Mohammed 2007). Tourism has great capacity to generate large scale employment and additional income sources to the skilled and unskilled. Today some new areas of tourism have emerged like agro- tourism in which this unit of tourism, if promoted would bring many direct and indirect benefits to the people in rural areas. It is a travel that combines agricultural or rural setting with products of agricultural operations all within tourism experience. (Indiastat.com 2009). According to Kumbhar (2009) Agro-tourism has the potential to change the economic face of traditional agriculture. Some of these benefits are: Employment opportunities to the farmers including the family members and youth, Additional income source for the farmers to protest against income fluctuation, Cultural transformation between urban and rural people, Improvement of standard of living of rural farmers, Urban awareness of the rural life and their agricultural activities. The method used for data collection observation and the use of related material. It is found out that Moba Local Government has great potentials for the development of agro-tourism because of natural endowment and different types of agricultural products as well as variety of rural traditions, festivals. It was also gathered that if requirement for the take of agro-tourism could be met it will go a long way in meeting and improving the living standard of farmers in rural populace.

 

Keywords: Tourism, Agro-tourism, Opportunity Rural development

 

                    



 

 

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