Economic Sustainability Through Agritourism in Rural Communities: The Case of Native Chicken Beauty Contest in Isabela, Philippines

https://doi.org/10.21059/buletinpeternak.v47i2.82286

Noemi C. Liangco(1*), Sutthikarn Khong-Khai(2), Winitra Leelapattana(3), Weerapon Thongma(4)

(1) Maejo University International College, Chiang Mai
(2) Maejo University International College, Chiang Mai
(3) Maejo University International College, Chiang Mai
(4) Maejo University International College, Chiang Mai
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


Agritourism is a promising industry in the Philippines. It is one among the backbones of Philippine economy. This study assessed the impact of the native chicken beauty contest as an agritourism initiatives in Isabela, Philippines based on the perceptions of 639 farmers and stakeholders. The participants are coming from different municipalities of the province. Data were gathered through an adapted survey. Findings revealed that the respondents have a positive perception on the impact of the initiatives in the aspect of economy. They believe that the initiative improves their financial status, and that they received strategic and financial support from the government through their political leaders. On the other hand, the participants’ concern was about peoples’ participations to the development and implementation of the initiatives, proper development of community image for branding towards international recognition. Hence, a policy on inter-agency and inter-cultural monitoring board is highly recommended.


Keywords


Agritourism; native chicken; beauty contest; economic

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