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description Journal article public International Journal of Academe and Industry Research

Sustainable Practices and Challenges of Farm Destinations

Hermilina Ambunan Mendoza
Published June 2022

Abstract

ourism is one of the most significant industries worldwide. In the Philippines, farm destinations impact tourist growth that they become valuable tourism assets. As the notion of sustainable rural tourism gains ground as a viable strategy for tackling rural restructuring and agricultural degradation, the role of stakeholders is necessary. This study assessed the degree of agreement of 128 stakeholders on sustainable practices and challenges of sustainable tourism in Mendez, Cavite, Philippines. Data gathered were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed that stakeholders “Strongly Agree” that farm destinations in Mendez, Cavite adopt sustainable practices on economic and environmental dimensions and “Agree” that farm destinations adopt social sustainability practices. Using recycled resources to save, promoting safety conditions, and using the waste segregation technique generated the highest degree of agreement from the stakeholders. The need to use technology and innovative farm practices to increase productivity and the establishment of a small museum necessary for cultural heritage enrichment got the lowest generated mean. Sustainability challenges to be addressed farm destinations' lack of partnership with the residents and the need for training to enhance the skills of farmworkers.

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