The Palawan Provincial Board is urging public schools in the province to include visits to model farms in their field trips.
In a resolution he filed Tuesday at the Provincial Board (PB), board member David Francis Ponce de Leon said public schools in the province should consider bringing students to farm tourism destinations in their authorized field trips to promote agriculture.
Ponce de Leon said this is because the future of agriculture in Palawan will require agriculture-inclined children.
“At least bata pa lang sila ay ma-inform na sila na may mga ganito palang mga farms. This is just a request na maisama sa kanilang mga field trips or tours para more information din para sa mga bata (At least when they’re still young they’re informed that such farms exist. This is just a request to include farm tourism destinations in their field trips or tours to inform the kids),” he pointed out.
He said farm tourism is the business of attracting visitors to agricultural areas for educational and recreational purposes.
It also encourages economic activities that can provide additional income to the farms and the communities, he said.
Ponce de Leon cited the Yamang Bukid farm in Barangay Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City as an example of farm tourism.
“Maganda na makapunta sila sa mga farms that provide new technology. Kapag ang mga taga north or south kasi nagfi-field trip kadalasan Puerto talaga ang punta nila (If will be nice if they can visit farms that provide new technology. Most of those who do field trips in southern and northern Palawan, they only go to Puerto Princesa),” he also said.