An analysis, identification and assessment of the local conditions of agrotourism
development in rural areas is performed in the paper. The important role of
tourism both in the state policy and regional policy have been shown in the state
and regional documents. In most of European countries off-farming activities become
more and more important as a source of income for farmers' families. In
some regions agrotourism can be regarded as a significant non-agricultural activity.
In Poland the data of Agricultural Census indicates that the number of farms
with off-farms activity increased. The agrotourist farms are still more and more
important in many parts of Poland, especially in the wi tokrzyskie voivodship.
The local and voivodship authorities are obliged to improve and invest in agrotourist
base, also using the European Union funds.
This study is the analysis of natural and social-economic elements of geographical
environment in the wi tokrzyskie voivodship. The article is a trial of
showing how rural areas are diversified for agrotourism.