Agroecotourism development in the Republic of Belarus

Alexander Boldak, Maria Pestis, Paul Pestis, Elena Rudenko, Dmitry Rudenko

Boldak, Alexander
Pestis, Maria
Pestis, Paul
Rudenko, Elena
Rudenko, Dmitry
Agroecotourism development in the Republic of Belarus
Scientific Journal Warsaw University of Life Sciences SGGW - Problems of World Agriculture, 2009, vol.6(21), nr , s. 5-9

Key words

agroecotourism development international tourist trips Neman region Augustov canal


Agroecotourism is becoming the most dynamical branch of the world tourist industry. The Republic of Belarus has inexhaustible potential for the development of agroecotourism. It promotes a steady development of rural regions, raises well-being of its inhabitants by attracting investments, creates modern social infrastructure and new work places, contributes to the achievement of social and cultural purposes. Agroecotourism is considered to be an important component of a successful realization of the ‘State Program for the Revival and Development of the Countryside in the Republic of Belarus for 2005-2010’. The problem is that the agrotouristic enterprises have not enough money to increase the scale of realization of basic concepts and models stipulated by the National Program. Maintaining and developing the natural and human potential of Belarus will require making the agroecotourism a profitable branch of the agrarian sector of economy.