CFEM Faculty member partakes in the Farm Tourism 101 with Farm Guiding Course 2018


Forester Rocel S. Galicia, a faculty member of CFEM participated in the recently concluded 3-day training course titled “Farm Tourism 101 with Farm Guiding Course” held at Bayview Park Hotel Manila, 1118 Roxas Boulevard corner United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila last August 4-6, 2018. The course was organized and facilitated by the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST), a non-stock, non-profit corporation registered in the Philippines and it was participated by a total of less than a hundred of participants composed of farmers, farm owners, and professionals from the different private sectors and government agencies/institutions of the Philippines and representatives from other countries. During the course, the speakers were able to discuss business strategies, technical and socio-economic aspects of the Farm Tourism with integration of the different organic farming systems thus haring of experiences, ideas and success stories among the group was undertaken as well as solving complex issues and problems occurred and its predicted phenomenon. The group conducted actual site visit of Farm Tourism spots particularly at the “Terra Verde Ecofarm” located at Maragondon, Cavite. Generally, the said course is designed to promote sustainable utilization and management of resources particularly potential farm tourism sites in the Philippines where participants are expected to gain knowledge and ideas that is very vital in conceptualizing their management strategies in establishing new farm tourism sites and enhancing existing sites. Dr. Emerson V. Barcellano, the CFEM Dean initiated and approved the participation of the aforementioned faculty member due to the relevance of the training to the on-going rehabilitation and reconstruction of the former “Eco-park” located in the college. Moreover, involvement of faculty members in such courses is also very essential in transforming students to become outcome-based and competent graduates in the field of forestry and other related fields relevant to farming.


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