DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
RULES AND REGULATIONS TO GOVERN
THE ACCREDITATION OF
AGRI-TOURISM / FARM SITE
PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292
DATED JULY 25, 1987, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
OF 1987” SPECIFICALLY TITLE XIII, BOOK IV THEROF, THE FOLLOWING
RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE HEREBY PROMULGATED TO GOVERN
THE ACCREDITATION OF AGRI-TOURISM/FARM SITE.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Section 1. Definition of Terms. When used in these Rules, unless the context
otherwise indicates, the following terms shall mean as follows:
Agri-tourism - or also referred to as “farm tourism” is a form of tourism
activity conducted in a rural farm area which may include tending to farm
animals, planting, harvesting and processing of farm products. It covers
attractions, activities, services and amenities as well as other resources of the
area to promote an appreciation of the local culture, heritage and traditions
through personal contact with the local people.
Agri-Tourism/Farm Site - is a working farm producing and/or showcasing
raw and/or processed products.
Day Farm - are farms ideal for day tours/visits usually located near national
highways and main business area.
Farm Resort - are farms that offer accommodation and dining services, for
the purpose of participating in or enjoying interactive on-farm activities and
other attractions offered to enrich the tourists’ farm life experience.
Farm Tour - refers to the activity of visiting an agri-tourism/farm site on a day
tour, overnight stay or longer period of time for the purpose of participating in
or enjoying farm activities and other attractions offered.
Farm Product/s - refers to fresh and processed products of the farm.
DOT or Department – is the Department of Tourism
Accreditation - is a certification issued by the Department officially
recognizing the holder as having complied with the minimum standards and
requirements prescribed b