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Strenthening the rural economy

Strengthening the Rural Economy is every South African’s responsibility

A slightly warped view of the life of a farmer and those who live in rural areas, exists in South Africa largely because communication has been one-sided i.e. from journalists who live in cities. (more…)

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Building a Destination Brand

Building a Destination Brand

The National Agricultural Marketing Council has a project that will be launched this year where they want to get agricultural role players to financially support their endeavors to create a uniform image nationally and internationally for South African Agriculture. I presume that Brand SA; Proudly SA and South African Tourism would integrate this project into their current modus operandi as well. (more…)

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Farm Tripping

Farm Tripping

Written by: Andrea Abbott

Agritourism South Africa is an NPO that promotes this kind of tourism. Says Founder, Jacqui Taylor, “It is not a booking portal, (more…)

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Agritourism Routes: Shaping Sustainability

Agritourism Routes: Shaping Sustainability

Agricultural Economics Services: Macro and Resource Economics – March 2019

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to contribute to South African route agritourism literature to enable greater adoption of agritourism. Agritourism presents an economic diversification strategy for agriculture and a vehicle to promote rural development. Agritourism offers benefits for production of food and employment, preserving local culture and protecting environmental assets. (more…)

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How do drought conditions on farms impact on Agritourism

How do drought conditions on farms affect visitors who want an Agritourism experience?

This question is frequently asked by visitors wanting to explore the rural countryside of South Africa. What is Agritourism? An Agritourism destination is a commercial business on a working farm conducted for the enjoyment of visitors that generates supplementalincome for the farmer and his farm staff.
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