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Agrotourism development in Ghana: A study of its prospects and challenges at Adjeikrom Cocoa Tour Facility, Eshun, Gabriel, and Tettey Christopher , Bulletin of Geography. Socio–economic Series, 06/2014, Issue 25, Torun, Ploand, p.99, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
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Intentieverklaring duurzame cacao, Verburg, G. , 2010///, (2010) , (Practical Publication)
Child labour, education and child rights among cocoa producers in Ghana, Berlan, Amanda , The political economy of new slavery, 2004///, p.158 - 78, (2004) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa cycles: the economics of cocoa supply, Ruf, François , 1995///, Cambridge, UK, p.400, (1995) , (Practical Publication)
Market transformation strategy for cocoa, BACP , 2010///, (2010) , (Practical Publication)

Agrotourism development in Ghana: A study of its prospects and challenges at Adjeikrom Cocoa Tour Facility

TitleAgrotourism development in Ghana: A study of its prospects and challenges at Adjeikrom Cocoa Tour Facility
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsEshun, Gabriel, and Tettey Christopher
JournalBulletin of Geography. Socio–economic Series
Start Page81
Issue25
End Page99
Date Published06/2014
PublisherNicolaus Copernicus University Press
Place PublishedTorun, Ploand
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN1732–4254
KeywordsAgrotourism, Cocoa, Ghana
Lead

Literature depicts agrotourism as a tool for environmental conservation and rural development. Nonetheless, there is a glaring lacuna in literature concerning agrotourism research from Western Africa. This paper seeks to ontribute towards filling this gap in literature. The paper investigates the current situation of agrotourism at Adjeikrom Cocoa Farm Tour facility, the opportunities Adjeikrom offers as an agrotourism destination in the socio economic development of the people of adjekrom. Fifty questionnaires were administered to purposively selected residents from Adjeikrom, alongside interviews with the management of the agrotourism facility. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that Adjeikrom Cocoa Farm Tour Facility is bereft with challenges such as inadequate skilled personnel, poor state of the visitor centre, incoherent marketing of the destination, inadequate Government support and low record of domestic tourists. The study maintains that the Adjeikrom Cocoa Farm Tour Facility has huge prospects for growth if the aforementioned challenges are addressed.

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