( File photo courtesy of Palawan Provincial Information Office)


The Palawan Tourism Promotions and Development Office (PTPDO) has urged local farm tourism sites to get accreditation from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

In a press statement, the PTPDO said accreditation will help open up marketing and promotion opportunities via the Department of Tourism (DOT) for farm tourism sites in Palawan.

Farm tourism is being eyed by the province to provide employment opportunities to both tourism and agricultural workers.

“Ngayon we are encouraging our farm tourism sites to be accredited first by the ATI or Agricultural Training Institute, kasi nagstart muna sila as isa lang muna bago pa po ma-accredit ng Department of Tourism, that’s the time na we can receive guests talaga if you are a farm lodge or simply farm site lang, day farm parang ganyan,” Maribel Buñi, provincial tourism officer, was quoted as saying.

According to Buñi, tourists may visit Palawan farm sites and participate in rice planting and fruit picking activities.