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Trainings were provided to agri / ecotourism service providers in the southern region.
Within the framework of the “AgriVision” project implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation and “Constitution” Research Foundation with the financial support of the European Union, farmers and entrepreneurs operating in Lankaran economic region were trained for 15 days on 6 different topics in July-August 2021.
Expert assessments were conducted at an earlier stage to ensure that the trainings meet the needs and requirements of farmers and entrepreneurs. In particular, the training needs of private providers of agri / ecotourism services have been identified. Areas of need included standards of hospitality and catering services offered by the local providers, customer relations, marketing, managing staff, strategic and financial planning, and etc. Based on these assessments, EPF developed a detailed plan of capacity building activities, also engaged local experts from relevant industries in the process to plan and implement the capacity building activities.
The primary target group of the these activities would be the members of the consortia from the selected tourism destionations. However, EPF invited agri and eco-tourism service providers from Lankaran and neighbouring southern regions who are not members of the selected consortia to join these events when there is available space and sufficient demand. The trainings, which started on June 29, 2021 and lasted until August 24, 2021, were attended by 111 entrepreneurs from the Lankaran economic region, working in the field of agriculture and, most importantly, interested in agro-tourism. During the trainings, the participants were provided with information and additional training materials on “Development of a business plan in the field of agritourism”, “How to start agrotourism”, “Marketing, sales and communication in the field of agritourism”, “Organisation and development of agro-tours”, “Financial planning and accountability for small businesses” and “Tidiness and and hygiene standards in small agro-tourism destinations”.
The closing press conference of the “AgriVision” project was held.
On November 25, the closing press conference of the “AgriVision” project, financed by the European Union, implemented jointly by Eurasia Partnership Foundation and “Constitution” Research Foundation, was held. Since 2020, the project has provided support for the further development and additional income of small and medium enterprises in the Lankaran-Astara Economic Region. The main goals […]Read More Nov 26
Another study tour was organized for representatives of agri/eco tourism destinations.
Within the framework of the “AgriVision” project implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation with the financial support of the European Union, representatives of selected agri/eco-tourism destinations from the Lankaran-Astara economic region participated in the next study tour in Turkey on September 12-16. The main objective of the tour was to equip the participants with ideas and […]Read More Oct 5
EU project organized visits to agri-tourism destinations in the southern region.
Within the framework of the “AgriVision” project funded by the European Union and implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation and “Constitution” Research Foundation, “Open Farm Days” – free-of-charge trips organized to agri-tourism destinations located in Lankaran, Astara, and Lerik regions on July 22, 23 and 24. Transportation, entrance to tourism destinations, and tea break expenses were […]Read More Aug 28