Topic of the practice
Amfikaia is a farm aiming to introduce people to a different way of tourism and life by promoting sustainable tourism.
Good Practice Information
Amfikaia farm is located on the slopes of Parnassos mountain and aims to show how people can respect nature. It promotes sustainable tourism by offering an unique experience on a farm with nearly exstinct animals. Furthermore, only locally produced food is used. Amfikaia seeks to educate students about the environment. The use of new technology and the focus on the sustainability of tourism make this farm unique.
Stakeholders include the local community and economy, as Amfikaia provides jobs and only buys locally produced food. The project was funded by the EU and private funds. A key success factor was the use of innovation, tradition and respect for the environment. The good practise, which can be transferred, is the way of using the land and animals, in combination with its preservation.
Evidence of success
The projects promotes environmental awareness and works with local producers. It has provided the local community with new jobs and buys exclusively their products. Furthermore, Amfikaia has provided environmental education for students.
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Annex completed on: 07-05-2011