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Enterprenurshi and Agriculture

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THE ROLE OF ENTREPRENURAL SKILLS ON AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT: A CASE OF HORTICULTURE FARMERS IN KAJIADO COUNTY ISINYA DIVISION

















2012

Abstract

Entrepreneurship development is a pet subject in the world today.It is currently at the focus of much theoretical, practical and political interest that has led to far reaching changes in the global sphere. One sector in particular that has to deal with large-scale and rapid change is the agricultural sector. The agriculture sector around the world has experienced profound changes in recent years   for restructuring, and facilitation of the entrepreneurial skills of farmers and stronger entrepreneurial orientation in the rural areas have been hailed as possible solutions for the emerging problems. The study aims at providing an insight in the role of entrepreneurial skills on agricultural development as it correlates to the horticulture farmers in Kajiado county Isinya division, a region with significant agricultural sector. Specifically, the study aims to: Examine the relevance of the concept of entrepreneurship to the farm in enhancing the value chain; identify and analyze the social economic and cultural factors which hinder or stimulate the development of entrepreneurial skills by farmer; to contribute to entrepreneurship policy and strategy development. This research aims to draw these lessons by systematically analysing the role of entrepreneurial skills on agricultural development in the area using qualitative research methodology together with some quantitative aspects to complement qualitative data. Most of the quantitative data will be derived from secondary sources but will include a smaller component of primary data. In so doing, this research hopes to contribute to entrepreneurship policy and strategy development.



















CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

  1. Background to the Study

Entrepreneurship is a decisive factor in order to achieve...

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