Dataset on assessment of Youth Involvement in Horticulture Agribusiness in Tanzania: A case study of Njombe Region

Published: 24 February 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/czsxnxbb8j.1
Contributors:
Adella Albert Ng'atigwa,
Aloyce Hepelwa,
Mastewal Yami,
Victor Manyong

Description

This study test the hypotheses that male and female youth experience the same crop losses in their involvement in horticulture. Kruskal-Wallis test shows that male and female youth experience different crop losses in their involvement in horticulture, whereby male experience higher losses compare to their female counterpart. This probably because females are the ones who practice most postharvest activities like sorting and grading compared with their male counterparts. This study also assessed factors which influence youth involvement in horticulture postharvest management. Ordered Logit results shows that factors that positively and significantly influence youth involvement in horticulture postharvest management are primary school education, Form IV and above, management innovation, access to credit, good perception of horticulture for agribusiness and improved packaging materials. On the other hand, factors that negatively and significant influencing youth involvement in horticulture postharvest management are gender female and farm size.

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