Agriculture and rural tourism are gradually becoming a sustainable economic development trend in the northern part of Ninh Binh Province, helping to utilize rural values and preserve traditional culture.
The tourism model has also created stable jobs for dozens of workers in rural areas.
In the Đông Sơn commune in Tansip City, which has many historical sites and natural rocks, cooperatives and farmers cooperate with each other to carry out homestay, gardening and fishing activities to tap local advantages.
The commune has become an attractive destination in the province, attracting a large number of tourists every year.
Trịnh Văn Tiến, head of the TamĐiệp agricultural and tourism cooperative, said that the cooperative has 10 members and is engaged in the production and trade of Ninh Bình characteristic animals and plants.
Tian Zhenguo said that last year, the members decided to cooperate with other farms to develop tourism.
Mr. Tian said: “Visitors are taken to historical sites and natural scenery reflections to experience farm work, such as animal breeding and planting, and then absorb the food produced by the cooperative.
With the development of agriculture and tourism, the cooperative’s tourism model has obtained the four-star certification of the “One Commune, One Product” (OCOP) program.
Since 2019, HoaLư District has also switched from rice cultivation to tourism, which has also achieved success.
The area has more than 3000 millimeters of rice arable land. However, because many areas are located at the foot of mountainous areas and wetlands, it is difficult to grow rice, causing some families to no longer grow rice.
Vdirector Văn Thông, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of HoaLư, said that the combination of lotus planting and fish breeding in Japan has brought high economic benefits and attracted many tourists to visit the lotus pond.
Trường said the model also helps locals get more income from activities such as waiting for clothes rented from tourists to snapshots of lotus ponds.
The HoaLư area has expanded the model in the communes of Ninh Xuân, Ninh Hải, Ninh Thắng and Trường Yên.
According to a former provincial official, the combination of tourism and agriculture was first formed and operated in the Bandung Wetland Nature Reserve in the Hawien area.
He said that this started with tourists visiting the Fanlang Wetland Nature Reserve, hoping to stay in the houses of locals and explore rural life.
The model has been spread across the province in Gia Vi Gn and Hoa Lư areas and TamĐip city.
Phum Dhong Phong, deputy director of the Ninh Binh Tourism Bureau, said: “Ninh Binh is a pure agricultural province, with more than 70% of the population living in rural areas and a long history of agricultural ecological production.”
He said that many areas of Ontario are implementing new agricultural models, attracting many tourists to take pictures, such as Angcho Pineapple Garden, Ningfu Flower Garden and Angshan Peach Blossom Village.
With these advantages, the development of agriculture and rural tourism has become the trend of sustainable economic development in the province.
VũNam Tipeoplen, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said: “In the past, people lived on agriculture and animal breeding.
Tian said: “Due to the development of tourism, people can earn 6 million VND (US$260) from tourism services every month.”
Tian said that in order to further develop rural tourism in the next period, the province needs to formulate plans and guidelines to connect people, tourism companies and local laws to create alternative tourism products.
He said that local authorities should integrate tourism planning, including transportation infrastructure investment and tourism promotion campaigns, to accelerate agricultural and rural development.
Locals need to increase the application of science and technology in production, but still retain traditional culture to leave a good impression on tourists.
He added that building communities related to environmental protection and agricultural tourism is also important for attracting domestic and foreign tourists.