Time for farm tourism to flourish

It was nice reading and re-reading Maricar Cinco’s “It’s more fun—and profitable— with farm tourism, Puyat hopes” (9/2/18).

I favor the proposal of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat to encourage ordinary farmers to engage in farm tourism. This could help keep the agriculture sector sustainable.

Agriculture plays a big role in addressing the needs of tourists: “What will I eat?” The next thing tourists ask after arriving is: “Where will I eat?” Farm tourism can show tourists the journey of their food—how local dishes are prepared from farm to table.

It is high time farm tourism flourished in the Philippines.

JOSE M. BRIONES, jomebriones@yahoo.com