American Journal of Applied Sciences

Applied Issues of Agritourism Cooperation and Sustainable Endogenous Development

Helen Theodoropoulou, Roido Mitoula, Olga Astara and Panagiotis Kaldis

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1588.1594

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 11

Pages 1588-1594

Abstract

This research aims at examining how an agritourism cooperative and its activities promote endogenous development using local human, natural and technological resources in a sustainable way with other local production activities. Technology allows the agritourism cooperative to effectively use local resources and simultaneously to increase its competitiveness in marketing of products. So, the cooperative becomes more competitive in regional and national markets and its economy is connected more closely with the national and international economy.

Copyright

© 2008 Helen Theodoropoulou, Roido Mitoula, Olga Astara and Panagiotis Kaldis. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.