The City Tourism Office is urging community-based sustainable tourism sites (CBSTs) and tourism-related establishments to explore agricultural tourism to meet the growing food supply demand in Puerto Princesa City.
City Tourism Officer Aileen Cynthia Amurao claimed there is a scarcity of poultry supply and other meat products in the city, especially during peak season beginning December up to May.
“We heavily import meat products from Region 6 and Luzon. What if there’s a typhoon or a calamity and ships are prohibited to sail, where will we get our meat products?” Amurao told Palawan News Monday, December 4.
Amurao called for the establishment of backyard poultry, pig raising vegetable gardening in open spaces instead of planting ornamental plants.
“Grow something you can consume and sell for productivity’s sake,” she said.
Amurao cited in particular the fish cottages within Bgy. Tiniguiban as examples of CBST focusing on agritourism.
“There’s an added value to it, like tourists can catch and feed fish and I really wanted to replicate it,” she added.