Diaz-Pichardo R.,Aceleradora de Negocios EGADE |
Diaz-Pichardo R.,National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico |
Cantu-Gonzalez C.,Servicios Empresariales Canther |
Lopez-Hernandez P.,Servicios Empresariales Canther
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology | Year: 2010
The development of entrepreneurial competences of farmers has been pointed out as a necessary condition for the modernization of land in facing the phenomenon of globalization. However, the educational processes involved in such a development have been studied little, especially in emerging economies. This research aims to enlighten some of the critical issues behind the early stages of the transformation of farmers into entrepreneurs, through in depth interviews with farmers, entrepreneurial promoters and public officials participating in a public pilot project in Mexico. Although major impacts were expected only in the long run, important positive changes in the mind set of farmers and other participants were found in early stages of the intervention. Apparently, the farmers started a process of becoming more conscious about the importance of preserving the aquiferous resources, as well as more market and entrepreneurial oriented.