International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Factors Influencing Entrepreneurial Behavior Among Farmers: A Case Of Cabbage Farmers In Kiminini Ward

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Neyole Jeremiah Wanyonyi, Henry M. Bwisa



Keywords: Entrepreneurial behaviour, Entrepreneur, Agri-entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship.



Abstract: Agribusiness remains to be the most lucrative business where land fragmentation has resulted in the formation of small pieces of land that cannot support other forms of farming (Kinyanjui et al., 2008). From casual observation, this situation does not prevail in Trans-Nzoia County since the growth is very slow hence the venture is risky. Nevertheless, some few farmers have risked by taking the initiative of venturing into the cabbage farming business so as to seize the opportunity. The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing entrepreneurial behaviour among cabbage farmers in Kiminini Ward in Trans-Nzoia County. The population of this study was determined by getting a list of farmers engaged in cabbage growing enterprises. Simple random sampling method was used to select 100 cabbage farmers from a list of cabbage farmers from the ministry of agriculture. The questionnaire comprised of closed and open ended questions. Descriptive statistics was used to collect data and included frequency tables. Further, a computer statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) was used in entering and analyzing the data. The findings indicate that age and marital status as factors under Demographic factors influence entrepreneurial behaviour of risk taking decision making and innovativeness of the farmer this is also true with social factors but education level of the farmer and size of land under cabbage has no influence on entrepreneurial behaviour .psychological factors have no influence on entrepreneurial behaviour



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