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dc.contributor.authorMuchira, John
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T16:32:12Z
dc.date.available2018-11-21T16:32:12Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-20
dc.identifier.citationMuchira, J. (2018) 'Fostering Agribusiness Entrepreneurship for Kenyan Youth through Practice-Based Education' in Ayele, S., Glover, D. and Oosterom, M. (Eds) Youth Employment and the Private Sector in Africa, IDS Bulletin 49.5, Brighton: IDSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/14135
dc.description.abstractApproximately 1 million Kenyan youth enter the labour market each year, a number which the formal sector has been incapable of absorbing. As a result, youth unemployment and underemployment rates are high, with two-thirds of youth aged 15–24 not engaged in the labour force. The lack of formal wage opportunities pushes these young people into entrepreneurial activities; however, due to the theoretical focus of the current education system, many secondary school-leavers do not possess the practice-based skills to start their own businesses. This article argues for building partnerships between secondary schools, largely in rural areas, and agribusinesses to foster skills-building that will enable young people to start entrepreneurial activities in the agricultural sector. It draws on interviews with agribusiness owners and stakeholders in the education sector, and survey data from secondary school students and on youth employment to identify how to improve youth employability through business-led experiential programmes.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMastercard Foundationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin;49.5
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited, any modifications or adaptations are indicated, and the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectWork and Labouren
dc.titleFostering Agribusiness Entrepreneurship for Kenyan Youth through Practice-Based Educationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamBusiness, Markets and the Stateen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2018.175
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-20
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