Farmers as Entrepreneurs: Developing Competitive Skills
Vol. Volume 11, Number 3 September/2006
The aim of this literature review is to consider the main issues
derived from studies published on the subject of farmers’ skills and
entrepreneurial capacity to determine which topics have emerged as
areas of research. This literature review analyzes the topics which
have been the subject of farm entrepreneurship research and suggest
that there are some limited emergent trends in the literature and that
a number of key topics are receiving higher levels of attention than
others: namely farm diversification and farmers’ enterprise skills.
Farming is not a homogeneous sector; farmers operate in a tightly
constrained and regulated, complex and multi-faceted environment, which
acts as a significant barrier to entrepreneurial activity.