On the road to sustainable agritourism in Jordan

Jordan’s delicious mix of cultural heritage and gastronomic delights is set to diversify and supplement the incomes of local food producers through investments that will link them to tourism markets, an effort gathering pace after the first meeting of the Agritourism Development Task Force in early 2024. Jordan’s Agritourism Development Taskforce gets to work Tourists seeking a unique blend of traditional cuisine and historic cultural attractions as part of their travel experience could soon be adding an agritourism stay in

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Sowing the seeds of an agrobiodiverse tourist experience in Georgia

Q&A with industry experts We asked Mariam Jorjadze, Director of Elkana, a biological farming association, if she could talk to us about agrotourism in Georgia  from a smallholder producer perspective. Q: How is agritourism in Georgia supporting rural development? Agritourism is a source of increased employment and of pride particularly for young people in rural Georgia. It provides a space to market locally produced goods at better prices, including through value addition, while safeguarding local know-how on producing and preparing

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From Italy to Georgia: regenerating rural communities with agritourism

Exploring Georgia’s gastronomy offers tourists unique insights into the country and its culture. Enriching tourists’ experiences also has the potential to attract more visitors which can generate vital income in rural communities. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are working to unite Georgia’s unique food heritage, traditions and landscapes, by strengthening the links between agriculture and tourism. Last year, the EBRD and FAO organized  a study tour

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The EBRD and FAO give quality wines of the Western Balkans a boost

Why the Western Balkans economies are adding wine to their export basket Wine is gaining ground when it comes to the agrifood export menus of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo1, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. Globally, 2021 marked a record for wine exports by volume, with an increase of 4.4 percent compared with 2020, and an increase of 15.5 percent in value to reach USD 34.4 billion, according to data by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine. Increases are

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