Agri-preneurship is simply entrepreneurship in the agriculture sector. Agriculture is the cultivation of plants and animals and products used to sustain life.
Agripreneur is a new breed of entrepreneurs combining their love of farming and agricultural with business Agriculture can range from any age group however most are younger people getting back into the food business to bring healthy better choices to the consumer.
Definition: Agripreneur ship defined as “generally sustainable, community-oriented, directly marketed agriculture, sustainable agriculture denotes a holistic, systems-oriented approach to farming that focuses on the interrelationships of social, economic, and environmental processes.
Need for developing Agripreneurship in India: Agriculture forms the backbone of the Indian economy. Hence India is also called as an “agriculture dominated country That agricultural plays a vital role in the Indian is evidenced by the facts that it contributes 22 percent to the total gross domestic products, provides employment to around 65 percent of the total workforce and contribute 14.7 percent of total exports of the country.
Agriculture has developed over the years is reflected by various indicators such as increasing productivity, cropping intensity, high yielding variety seeds, diversification, mechanization, and modernization or agriculture.
The significance of Agripreneurship:
a) Availability of land for agricultural purposes.
b) The low requirement of funds for agricultural activities
c) Illiterate and less educated population.
d) Lack of employment opportunities in formula sector
e) Prevalence of large-scale unemployment
f) Both backward and forward inducements and linkages of agricultural development for industrial development.