To grow future Agro Tourism entrepreneur, Stay in Farm in collaboration with HASERA Agriculture Research and Training Center and successfully conducted two days Bootcamp on “Agro Tourism Entrepreneurship” at HASERA farm, Dhulikhel with the participation of 16 participants from AFU, IAAS & IOE, TU.Stay in Farm is a youth-led tech-based company working for the promotion of agro-tourism in Nepal. It is trying to reduce the gap between tourists and farmers to promote farm visits and helping youths and farmers to set up their farm on the agro-tourism model.
There were multiple sessions on different topics. Mr.Govinda Sharma, ED of HASERA and leading Permaculture trainer of Nepal highlighted Agrotourism, Agroecotourism, Ecotourism, and the basics of Permaculture. His session was focused on Aspects of Tourism and incorporating agriculture and tourism. Mr.Sanjay Kafle, CEO of Duidaile Farm discussed on basics of the farm, technical aspects of the farm, factors determining to establish a farm. He shared his success story and journey of Duidaile Farm. Mr.John Hummels, CEO of “Okharbote Organic Farm” took a session on his tourism journey in Nepal and how Okharbote organic Farm is working to promote the concept of Farmstay and Organic Farming. Mr.Bibek Dhital, trainer of HASERA shared his insights on Agrotourism. He conducted sessions on Agroecotoursim, Farmstay, Farm Business Model, Permaculture designs in Agrotourism, and the possibility of agro eco-tourism in Nepal and designing a dream project. Mr.Ajay Pandey, MD of “Stay in Farm” took a session on Farm Branding and focused on the importance of branding for sustainability in the market.
Mr.Ajay Pandey, MD of Stay in Farm said “We are happy to see the interest of youths in the agro-tourism sector. Tourists have seen enough of Himalayas in Nepal, now it is time to see the farm life of Nepal. The sole motive of starting stay on the farm is to promote agro-tourism in Nepal and to promote the upcoming agro-tourism farm.”
The boot camp concluded with the promise from participants to start their new agrotourism-based farms.