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Potentials Of Agro-Tourism For Rural Development In Nigeria

FN Nnadi, CD Akwiwu

Abstract


This paper highlights the potentials of agro-tourism for rural development in Nigeria and made policy recommendations for agro-tourism to flourish. The potentials include the promotion of entrepreneurship and industrialization, economic advancement, education and good health of the citizen. It was recommended that for effective operation of agro-tourism, the national policy on tourism should be reviewed to be trendy with modern tenets. Also, private initiative and involvement in tourism should be encouraged. Nominal compilation of actual and potential agro-tourism sites in the nation should be undertaken in addition to launching extension education campaign on agro-tourism.

Key words: Agro tourism, rural development

Journal Of Agriculture And Social Research Vol. 5 (1) 2005: 96-106



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jasr.v5i1.2835
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