Today, the seminar "The fundamentals of knowledge on the provision of hospitality by private farms and farms" was held in the framework of the XIV International Agro-Industrial Exhibition "Agroforum-2017" with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on support of farming and development of rural areas Viktor Sheremeta.
The event was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, the UNDP project "Strengthening business associations of small and medium-sized enterprises", USAID's Agricultural and Rural Development Support Program, scientific and educational institutions, international experts.
"9 November, the Ministry implements a number of measures to improve the rural development management system, including through the activation of rural entrepreneurship initiatives, as part of the implementation of the Concept for the Development of Rural Areas. Analysis of the development of rural areas shows that for their stable development it is necessary to diversify the rural economy. One of the mechanisms to ensure employment of the rural population, both basic and additional, is the development of rural or agrarian tourism, " notes Viktor Sheremeta during the welcoming speech.
In particular, he noted that the other day, during a meeting with the Union of Assistance to the Development of Rural Green Tourism in Ukraine, the priority joint steps were discussed to create a platform that will become a new benchmark for the development and formation of a consistent state policy in the field of rural tourism.
During the event, participants were provided with information on international experience in the development of rural areas, in particular, rural green tourism. It was noted about the Polish experience of rural tourism and given recommendations for Ukraine.
In addition, questions were raised about the legitimacy of the members of the private farmer household and the peasant farm enterprise in the implementation of activities in the field of rural green tourism in Ukraine, and the concept and structure of the website of the Green Tourism Union of Ukraine was presented.