Economical situation of analysed agrotour-ist farms Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province as an axample

key words: agrotourism, organizations, institutions


Conducted research showed, that the development of the agrotourism must be and should be coordinated with institutional actions. It seems to be essential for the comprehensive and professional character of offered services. Without suitable assistance of different kinds of agencies (for example: local authorities, farm tourism associations, federations, etc.), this non-agricultural business activity will be limited to individual lodgings. In the opinion of respondents, local authorities are expected to provide sufficient support, although they admitted that a Centre of the Agricultural Consulting had played the key role in the service activation.
A Centre of the Agricultural Consulting organizes courses, workshops, exhibitions and competitions, as well as conducts advisory activities and provides information on the many topics related to the farm-based tourism. However, hosts noticed a lot of shortcomings on this field. They expect the greater initiative in recruiting guests and they would like to receive more help with preparing offers or organizing exhi-bitions and more systematic consulting.
The preparation and abilities of contractors to this venture is positively as-sessed. The professionalism is confirmed by using specialist literature or following the example of the experience of other persons dealing with the farm tourism. This all, in combination with an effort of institutions working on the farm tourism de-velopment, will help to find more interesting offers and encourage to the greater activity to create and build a new image.




Cichowska J., Klimek A. 2010. Economical situation of analysed agrotour-ist farms Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province as an axample. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2010/ 13