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Njoroge, Jim Lawrence Gioche, 2023. The Uptake of Vertical Farming Practices : a case study on Tatton Agriculture Park in Kenya. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



This thesis provides insights into the opportunities and barriers surrounding the uptake of vertical farming practices in Kenya, specifically in the context of Tatton Agriculture Park. The findings contribute with existing knowledge on vertical farming and highlight the importance of addressing financial constraints and raising awareness to promote further uptake. The study emphasizes on the significance of entrepreneurial opportunities and value mapping in shaping the decision-making process of farmers and underscores the potential of vertical farming for sustainable agricultural practices, food security, and economic growth in Kenya. Although the FAO and EU Team could provide support for the development of new farming practices such as vertical farming, they do not explicitly target this method. Thus, making farmers the key decision-makers for its uptake in practice. To comprehend the opportunities and barriers associated with this practice, a case study was conducted in Kenya with data collected from various source. The findings of this research can inform policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in formulating strategies, policies, and interventions to support the development and uptake of vertical farming practices in Kenya and similar contexts.

Main title:The Uptake of Vertical Farming Practices
Subtitle:a case study on Tatton Agriculture Park in Kenya
Authors:Njoroge, Jim Lawrence Gioche
Supervisor:Langendahl, Per-Anders
Examiner:Hakelius, Karin
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1562
Year of Publication:2023
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM031 Agricultural Economics and Management - Master's Programme, 120.0hp
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:Vertical Farming (VF), Entrepreneurial Opportunity Theory (EOT), Value Mapping Theory
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Deposited On:06 Oct 2023 08:20
Metadata Last Modified:07 Oct 2023 01:02

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