Date(s) - 14/10/2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Agritourism, ecotourism and other forms of landscape-based tourism serves as an important driver of socio-economic growth. It increases and diversifies household incomes, enhances job opportunities, increases resilience of livelihoods and helps conserve natural and cultural heritage, and pristine biodiversity across landscapes.
A recent Memorandum of Understanding between UNWTO and FAO emphasizes the cross-cutting nature of tourism and the relevance of cooperation at all levels to ensure sectoral collaboration. It envisages collaborative activities among FAO’s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), the Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems (COFE), the Green Cities Initiatives and other initiatives. They aim to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, drive sustainable development, income diversification opportunities and strengthen livelihoods.
FAO and the UNWTO organize this event to discuss how to promote sustainable tourism in rural areas and enhance livelihood opportunities of the Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The participants will discuss how to develop and manage sustainable tourism in diverse landscapes, including through promoting agroecological good practices, smart solutions and innovative methods and products in landscape-level tourism while conserving traditional values and biodiversity. The seminar will not only include discussing experiences but make proposals for advancing remunerative opportunities for further linking agri-food systems and tourism in the future.