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Specialization "Agri Heritage"

Agri Heritage

Agri Heritage

The offer of agro-tourism and historical heritage involves farms that are open to visitors, interactive museums, private collections and other places where people can learn about life in the countryside and the historical heritage that is linked to agriculture.  Visitors will learn about manufacturing processes from start to finish.  This can involve modern farms which offer visitors a look at their work and their history.  The aspect of historical heritage also includes the effects of all kinds of eras and cultures – those that have left tracks in present-day lives in the countryside and agricultural work.

Criteria

General criteria:
  • 1. Agri-Heritage tourism presents a product, process or skill that is related to farming, fishing, food production or crafts and has been inherited through at least one generation, continues to exist and develop in today’s life.
  • 2. Agri-Heritage tourism product or service has a clear title, concept and description.
  • 3. Agri-Heritage product is presented through at least one of the following: guided excursion, exposition, produce tasting, demonstration of production process, master class or instruction with practical try at some process, a farm shop offering produce and souvenirs, or other, innovative and good quality form of presentation.
  • 4. Agri-Heritage product information in written, oral, audio-visual or other presentation highlights the historic origins of a particular product, process or skill, its evolution and present day use. 5. The tangible elements of Agri-Heritage are maintained, stored and preserved in good quality and technical condition.
  • 6. National safety requirements related to rural tourism services are respected, infrastructure for reception of visitors is adequate (e.g., car park, toilets for visitors, appropriate inventory for produce tasting if tasting is offered, etc.).
  • 7. The hosts or staff appearance and clothing is relevant to the Agri-Heritage topic represented and enhancing the Agri-Heritage tourism product image. 8. Recommended: heritage theme souvenirs are available for sale or farm products are available in souvenir design packaging.
  • Recommended: hosts/staff able to present the Agri-Heritage product in foreign languages.

 

Specialized criteria:
Crop, vegetable and fruit farming
  • Agri-Heritage product presents types and sorts of crops, vegetables and fruit that have been traditionally grown in the country or region.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents heritage methods and tools of crop, vegetable and fruit growing and processing.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents products traditionally made from crops, vegetables and fruit and production methods. 
  • Recommended: Agri-Heritage product presents development of heritage crop, vegetable and fruit farming into present day innovative products, methods of production.
Livestock:
  • Agri-Heritage product presents types and breeds of farm animals that have been traditionally raised in the country or region.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents heritage methods and tools of livestock breeding.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents traditional livestock breeding products and methods of production.
  • Recommended: Agri-Heritage product presents development of livestock breeding into present day innovative products, methods of production.
Fishery:
  • Agri-Heritage product presents types of sea, lake and river fish that have been traditionally raised or caught in the country or region.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents heritage methods and tools of fishing or fish farming.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents traditional fish products and production methods.
  • Recommended: Agri-Heritage product presents development of fishing and fish farming into present day innovative products, methods of production.
Crafts:
  • Agri-Heritage product presents crafts and skills that have been traditionally practiced in the country or region.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents heritage crafting methods and tools.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents traditional craft products.
  • Recommended: Agri-Heritage product presents development of heritage crafts into present day innovative products, methods of production.
Foods:
  • Agri-Heritage product presents foods as a culinary heritage of a region, a particular cultural community, a certain historical period or otherwise specified.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents heritage methods of the respective food preparation.
  • Agri-Heritage product presents the traditional ways of food serving and special occasions or festivities when particular foods were prepared.
  • Recommended: Agri-Heritage product presents development of heritage foods into present day innovative products, methods of production.