Researchers from the National Center for Agricultural Sciences promote agritourism

Researchers from the National Center for Agricultural Sciences promote agritourism

Through various initiatives, researchers from the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (INCA), based in San José de las Lajas, promote the development of the farm in Mayabeque.

This is demonstrated by the workshop held in this house of higher studies, sponsored by the INCA Local Agricultural Innovation Project (PIAL), which had a representation of local producers.

The meeting was attended by Isabel Alonso Perdomo, representative of the Minister of Tourism of Mayabeque and other leaders of the sector, as well as of the spheres of science and agriculture of the province.

The meeting became an opportunity to clarify doubts and develop strategies that make it possible to implement the Agriturismo as an alternative for the social and economic development of the localities.

Among the main benefits of this activity, which is closely linked to ecotourism, are: the expansion of agricultural knowledge, the growth of the family economy and the creation of new jobs for other members of the family and the community.

It also offers the visitor the opportunity to have a direct exchange with nature, the physical and human environment of the rural area, its traditions and its culture, carrying out typical activities of the countryside.