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AIM WSGSB and ALT-CFT focus on sustainable agrotourism and forestry for Global Network Week

Posted: 2016-02-29
Category: Events

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On 14-17 March 2016, the W. SyCip Graduate School of Business (WSGSB) and the Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism (ALT-CFT) of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) will be holding a weeklong management course on sustainable tourism for students of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM). This course will be part of Global Network Week, wherein weeklong mini courses provide an opportunity for students within the network to pursue intensive study on selected topics.

Apart from AIM, the GNAM network includes 27 other member schools.

This upcoming course on sustainable agrotourism and forestry is designed to give students the opportunity to discuss successful business models, management dynamics of sustainable agrotourism and forest reserve sites, and the proper management of scarce environmental resources. In this course, we would also be able to touch on the following narratives: (1) the current situation of Philippine agricultural industry and the methods by which the Philippines moves towards subsistence farming to commercial farming; (2) how institutions and organizations foster the sustainable development of tropical mountain ecosystems; and (3) the rise of agriculturally-based enterprises that evolved from being a farm to a tourist destination. The course is comprised of on-site visits and classroom sessions at the International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Laguna; Makiling Forest Reserve ASEAN Park, Laguna; Patis Tesoro B&B and Garden Café, San Pablo, Laguna; and MIlea Bee Farm, Lipa, Batangas.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  1. To strengthen partnership with the Global Network for Advanced Management by providing mini courses that will provide an opportunity for students within the network to pursue intensive study on sustainable agrotourism and forestry.
  2. To open program and research agenda on sustainable agrotourism and forestry that students can incorporate in their respective fields of study. Specifically, this Program aims to develop knowledge, create understanding and appreciation of environmentally responsible activities to natural areas that promotes resource conservation, visitor management programs, as well as the generation and strengthening scientific knowledge for the conservation and sustainable development of tropical mountain ecosystems.
  3. To expose students to the sustainable agrotourism and forest reserve sites in the Philippines.

 

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