Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Partnerships to Strengthen the Value Chain of Community-Based Ecotourism: The Experience of Comon Yaj Noptic in Chiapas, Mexico

Research Areas
  • Agronomic research,
  • Rural development

Community-based ecotourism emerges in developing countries as a strategy for environmental conservation and improvement of life of communities, provided that the local group has substantial control over tourism activities. In Chiapas, there have been many ecotourism community centers, but many have failed for not attracting the number of tourists needed for the expected return. This study reflects on the importance of working in partnerships to strengthen ecotourism value chain in order that the community project can be sustained in the long term. It?s presented the case study of ecotourism development in the coffee cooperative Comon Yaj Noptic, through a multi-stakeholder project Water Routes, which runs trips related to water conservation in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. Through the systematization of experiences and value chain analysis, key actors, their roles and relationships are identified, also how the local group appropriates of more activities in the value chain without compromising the established partnerships. Therewith, this case demonstrates that partnerships strengthen the value chain and local capacities and therefore are favorable for the success and sustainability of community-based ecotourism.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Nova Science Publishers
Book title
Rural Communities in the Global Economy: Beyond the Classical Rural Economy Paradigms
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal