The influence of agri-entrepreneurship courses studied on youth farm entrepreneurial intention: Evidence from Folk Development Colleges in Tanzania

South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences


 
 
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Title The influence of agri-entrepreneurship courses studied on youth farm entrepreneurial intention: Evidence from Folk Development Colleges in Tanzania
 
Creator Nade, Paschal B. Malamsha, Christian K.
 
Subject — agri-entrepreneurship courses; knowledge; skills; farm entrepreneurial intentions; unemployment; the youth.
Description Background: Youth engagement in agriculture in developing countries is of paramount importance since much of their livelihoods depend on this sector.Aim: This article therefore aims at assessing the influence of studying agri-entrepreneurship courses on youth farm entrepreneurial intention.Setting: Three of the 55 Folk Development Colleges (FDCs) in Tanzania.Methods: A cross-sectional design was employed and 300 respondents were randomly selected from three FDCs offering agricultural programmes. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected and analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics in which frequencies, percentages, mean, standard deviation and Somers’s D Model were employed.Results: The results show that there is a significant relationship between agri-entrepreneurship knowledge and skills acquired and youth entrepreneurial intentions towards farming.Conclusion: The FDCs’ agri-entrepreneurial training provides knowledge and skills which influence youth farm entrepreneurial intention. However, the strength of this influence ranges from weak to moderate depending on various factors. Regular reviews of curricula to enhance the beliefs that develop a view of farm entrepreneurship as a paying business is recommended. The analysis and implication of this finding has been further explained.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2021-04-07
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajems.v24i1.3788
 
Source South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences; Vol 24, No 1 (2021); 9 pages 2222-3436 1015-8812
 
Language eng
 
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