The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is pleased to invite qualified Filipino participants from academe (public higher education institutions in the Philippines) to submit their applications for the Global Farm Tourism Summit (GFTS 2018) to be held on 17-19 July 2018 at the Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay City, Cavite.
GFTS 2018 is composed of a two-day conference and a one-day farm visit in Tagaytay. It will bring together the world's top organizations, leaders, innovators, icons, researchers, and entrepreneurs in farm tourism, agriculture, tourism industry, and environmental sustainability. Experts from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN countries will share the new trends, techniques, and experiences in establishing and developing marketing tools, adaptation and resiliency plan, farm guide, and strategic plan for farm tourism.
Full or partial subsidy will be provided to qualified participants. This subsidy may cover transportation costs, full board and lodging (twin-sharing), and event kit; or a portion of these costs. Criteria for selection are as follows:
Relevance of present position/role (e.g., as curriculum developers, researchers, development practitioners, or agriculture and extension workers) in relation to the summit objectives;
Proficiency in spoken and written English (all sessions will be conducted in English);
Regular appointment with the institution (likely to continue serving in institution three more years or longer); and