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Farmstay before the whirlwind of plots for sale

Farmstay before the whirlwind of plots for sale

Farmstay before the whirlwind of plots for sale

Starting in Europe and then spreading around the world, farmstay – a form of farm life combined with resort – has brought great benefits to many rural and mountainous areas. However, when coming to Vietnam, farmstay has recently been transformed into a real estate business. Without the proper support and attention of the State, lack of full understanding about farmstay of business people, Vietnam will waste a resource to develop agricultural tourism.

Farmstay is not a plotting project

Among the farmstays that have customers in Vietnam today, the most well-known international visitors can be mentioned as Phong Nha Farmstay in Hoa Son village, Quang Binh province. In 2008, husband and wife Benjamin Joseph Mitchell, Australian nationality, and Ms. Le Thi Bich left Da Nang to Cu Nam commune, Bo Trach district (Ms. Bich’s hometown) to start a business with Phong Nha Farmstay.

At that time, traffic and tourism here were not developed. But Benjamin realized that Cu Nam had fields located in a beautiful valley, fresh air, simple people and stories about catching fish, picking vegetables, growing rice, harvesting crops… and he decided to start with those images. Up to now, Phong Nha Farmstay has had a scale of more than 10,000 m2, plans to develop another 20,000 m2 in the near future, creating jobs for hundreds of employees and local people.

The main activities are sightseeing, resting in the house on a large campus with many kinds of fruit trees. Visitors are served European, Asian and Vietnamese dishes and local specialties, and local products such as peanuts, bananas, guava, taro, sugarcane, oranges, etc., are provided with bicycles. Free to explore Phong Nha and Bong Lai valley. In addition, Phong Nha Farmstay also creates jobs for satellite models around Cu Nam area and Bong Lai village such as Ninh Cottage, Banana House, La Maison de Cu Nam, collectively known as Farmstay Village.

Farmstay before the whirlwind division of plots for sale 2

It is a pity that the above-mentioned farmstays that are true and bring benefits to the community are still too rare. The most popular projects today are the projects of subdivision of forest land and agricultural land for sale under the name of the farmstay project. According to architect Pham Thanh Tung, the author of many farmstay architectural works, if it is true to the definition of the world, “farmstay is an agricultural experience tourism, not a subdivision for sale”. When the area is divided, farmstay will find it difficult to attract customers, especially international visitors, in a stable way. From there, a land with the potential to develop farmstay will lose business opportunities in this field, more seriously, lose the natural ecosystem.

Planning farmstayBefore the risks on the part of the buyer of land subdivision to make farmstay, there is an opinion that enterprises want to change the purpose of using agricultural land, forest land to land for farmstay, they must set up an investment project in accordance with the provisions of the law. Government. Many people working in the tourism sector commented: “This is true of the investment licensing process. However, it is necessary to think about the consequences, people will rush to ask for agricultural land, forest land and then divide it up and sell it and call it farmstay. Thus, the wrong project with the definition of farmstay leads to the loss of the agricultural tourism industry.

Farmstay must be associated with agricultural tourism

In other countries, the efficiency of farmstay business is associated with the level of agricultural tourism development. In Vietnam, due to the small scale of farming, agricultural production is often intertwined with other economic activities, so agricultural tourism activities usually only include sightseeing tours to the countryside, experiencing culture and life. Local people encapsulate in 1-2 days, but also go to homestay or farmstay tourism for tourists to stay longer, spend more like in developed countries, but there are not enough resources. In order for agricultural tourism to develop, any locality needs three factors. That is the overall strategy, infrastructure and capital.

Lessons from thousands homestay failed in Vietnam shows that from having tourists to creating a stable source of income from tourists is a very long distance. Many current farmstays, when built, can only meet the needs of a stopover and rest; However, the need to explore and experience the productive life as a farmer has not yet been met. Architect Pham Thanh Tung shared: “The first and most important thing to have a good farmtay plan is to determine in which direction the farmstay will develop. It can be capacity in coffee production, processing, medicinal plants, in the field of meditation – yoga, training … The master plan from the beginning must calculate the development orientation for farmstay at least 3 -5 years, longer 20-30 years.

Architect Pham Thanh Tung

According to experience from other countries, developed agricultural tourism It is not simply about eradicating poverty and creating more products for the tourism industry. It is a national strategy in reducing the gap between rural and urban areas, reducing social unrest as urbanization changes the lives of thousands of villages. For this reason, 30 to 40 years ago, France, Italy, Japan and Korea, along with the process of industrialization, had national programs on tourism development in the countryside. China and Thailand followed about 10 years later and also tried to learn from the previous countries.

These programs all last for an average of 20 years, with a total budget of several tens to hundreds of billions of dollars, with the close participation of many relevant ministries and sectors, and receive active support from the government on policies. such as planning, finance, law, commerce and advertising.

(According to the Investment Bridge newspaper”)

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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