Factors Influencing Youth Disengagement In Agriculture: A Case Of Babati District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT

Despite the availability of potential land for agriculture and problems of formal

employment in Tanzania, youth are less involved in agriculture. This study aimed at

analysing factors influencing youth disengagement in agricultural activities using

Babati District as a case study. Data was collected from 180 youths from rural and

urban areas using questionnaire and from 16 key informants using a check list. The

collected data was analysed using SPSS computer program to obtain means,

frequency and percentage. The study revealed factors that influence youth

disengagement in agriculture to include limited access to land, credit and capital.

Other factors include lack of adequate training, risks involved and negative

perception towards agriculture.

The study recommends the government to reform and formulate development

policies which are in favor of rural youth participation in agricultural activities. The

policies should ensure secure land tenure, availability of credits and reliable markets

for agriculture produce.

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APA

LAWI, A (2021). Factors Influencing Youth Disengagement In Agriculture: A Case Of Babati District, Tanzania. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-youth-disengagement-in-agriculture-a-case-of-babati-district-tanzania

MLA 8th

LAWI, ANNA "Factors Influencing Youth Disengagement In Agriculture: A Case Of Babati District, Tanzania" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-youth-disengagement-in-agriculture-a-case-of-babati-district-tanzania. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

LAWI, ANNA . "Factors Influencing Youth Disengagement In Agriculture: A Case Of Babati District, Tanzania". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Apr. 2021. Web. 14 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-youth-disengagement-in-agriculture-a-case-of-babati-district-tanzania >.

Chicago

LAWI, ANNA . "Factors Influencing Youth Disengagement In Agriculture: A Case Of Babati District, Tanzania" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-youth-disengagement-in-agriculture-a-case-of-babati-district-tanzania