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

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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 contribute towards filling this gap in literature. The paper investigates the current situation of agrotourism at Adjeikrom in Ghana, the challenges facing Adjeikrom Cocoa Farm Tour Facility, the opportunities Adjeikrom offers as an agrotourism destination and the role of agrotourism in the socio-economic development of the people of Adjeikrom. 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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Current analysis of orcharding in the Isparta Province (Turkey)

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Heritage proximity, attitudes to tourism impacts and residents’ support for heritage tourism in Kaole Site, Tanzania

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Community-based ecotourism: Its socio-economic impacts at Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Ghana

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Efficient Use of Behavioral Tools to Reduce Electricity Demand of Domestic Consumers

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The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the challenge of integrating social sciences and humanities

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Vernacular architecture and traditional rural landscape in new socio-economic realities - a case study from Central Poland

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Sustainable infrastructure provision through awareness in selected medium-sized towns in Kwara State

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Social Transformation of Gender Role in the Area of Sebangau National Park

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Priority Selection Within National Innovation Strategy in Global Context

, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin. Krapyvny, I. V., Omelyanenko, V. A., & Vernydub, N. O. (2015). International innovation networks as new stage of innovation development, Economic Processes Management: International Scientific E-Journal, 1. Retrieved from http://epm.fem.sumdu.edu.ua/download/2015_1/2015_1_17.pdf Lesslie, R. (2012). Mapping our priorities - innovation in spatial decision support. In P. Figgis, J. Fitzsimon & J. Irving (Eds). Innovation for 21st Century Conservation (pp. 156-163). Australian Committee for IUCN Inc

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