AGROTOURISM AS A FACTOR OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF SIRINIĆ DISTRICT IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA
The authors analyze the current problem from the economic point of view of the rural development of the Sirinić District and the importance of agro-tourism financing. The authors’ hypothesis is that agro-tourism directs the entire agrocomplex towards the sustainable development of this Serbian enclave. The term agro-tourism points to the inextricable interdependence between agriculture and tourism, thus it is therefore necessary to solve the problems of financing agricultural farms in the Serbian enclave Sirinić District in Kosovo and Metohija.
The authors specifically conceive the place of agro-tourism in the concept of rural development, as well as the place of agro-tourism in the concept of economic development. Also considered in the paper is the link between agro-tourism and regional development. The economic effects of agro-tourism are particularly emphasized. Financial resources are one of the biggest restrictions in the development of agro-tourism, lack of accommodation capacities, accompanying equipment and catering facilities, as well as promotion of the sale of rural tourism products to the population of central Serbia.
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