Foreign experience of agro-tourism development and some aspects of its use in Georgia (case of Lanchkhuti) (აგროტურიზმის განვითარების უცხოური გამოცდილება და მისი გამოყენების ზოგიერთი ასპექტი საქართველოში (ლანჩხუთის მაგალითზე))

Abstract
The paper analyzes the foreign experience of agrotourism development and the possibilities of using it in Georgia, in particular, in one of the districts of Guria - Lanchkhuti. The significant improvement of Lanchkhuti farmers and, in general, socioeconomic conditions if its inhabitants is possible by means of creative ap propriation of foreign experience by making it suitable for Lanchkhuti’s potential possibilities, namely by merging new technologies of agriculture production with traditional methods, by improvement-refinement of service field, by implementing and perfecting advanced methods of production-processing-packaging-delivery. It is possible through restaurants, baking shops, groceries arranged by farmers, where natural products produced by them is used to make various dishes, where raw products and semi-fabricates are sold, for instance, milk products of the farmer and etc. The farmer should be focused on the quality of production, as well as on its quantity. For this to happen, it is necessary to determine agro touristic resources of Lanchkhuti municipality, to study local farmer economies and their agro touristic activity. Through various researches it turned out, that resources available in the municipality provide good precondition for the development of agrotourism, but being more active, more knowledge and more financial resource mobilisation is needed for the people working in this direction. Through considering foreign experience and efficient use of the Lanchkhuti municipality resources, promoting development of agrotourism will give us the possibility to further develop agriculture, various directions of tourism. Infrastructure, objects of entertainment and domestic services will be created, which will further increase the possibility of employment for the people and will improve the economic condition of Guria region.
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Keywords
Farming agriculture, Agroproduction, Agrotourism, Agrotourist, Agroutouristic route, Tea-growing, Beekeeping, Tourism
Citation
Economics and Business, №2, 2021, pp. 120-133
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