EADI | Volume 33, Issue 4 of The European Journal of Development Research is now available online

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Volume 33, Issue 4 ‚Rural aspirations – livelihood decisions and rural development trajectories‘ is now available online.

In this issue

Rural Aspirations: Reflections for Development Planning, Design and Localized Effects
Authors:
Kai Mausch
Dave Harris
Javier Revilla Diez

Understanding the Aspirations of Farming Communities in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Authors:
Ravi Nandi
Swamikannu Nedumaran

Aspiration Formation and Ecological Shocks in Rural Kenya
Authors:
Martin Paul Jr. Tabe-Ojong
Thomas Heckelei
Kathy Baylis

Not All About Farming: Understanding Aspirations Can Challenge Assumptions About Rural Development
Authors: (first, second and last of 7)
Kai Mausch
Dave Harris
Emma Jones

Who Wants to Farm? Answers Depend on How You Ask: A Case Study on Youth Aspirations in Kenya
Authors: (first, second and last of 4)
Katie LaRue
Thomas Daum
Dave Harris

Women’s Changing Opportunities and Aspirations Amid Male Outmigration: Insights from Makueni County, Kenya
Authors: (first, second and last of 7)
Mary Crossland
Ana Maria Paez Valencia
Leigh Winowiecki

Collective Capacity to Aspire? Aspirations and Livelihood Strategies in the Zambezi Region, Namibia
Authors: (first, second and last of 5)
Mascha Aring
Ole Reichardt
Carolin Hulke

Do more Vibrant Rural Areas have Lower Rates of Youth Out-Migration? Evidence from Zambia
Authors:
Jordan Chamberlin
Cristina Ramos
Kibrom Abay

Dynamics of Human–Water Interactions in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania: Insights from Farmers’ Aspirations and Decisions in an Uncertain Environment
Authors: (first, second and last of 5)
Britta Höllermann
Kristian Näschen
Mariele Evers

Do Tar Roads Bring Tourism? Growth Corridor Policy and Tourism Development in the Zambezi region, Namibia
Authors:
Linus Kalvelage
Javier Revilla Diez
Michael Bollig

Restoration-as-development? Contesting Aspirational Politics Regarding the Restoration of Wildlife Corridors in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania
Authors:
Astrid Matejcek
Julia Verne

Roads to Change: Livelihoods, Land Disputes, and Anticipation of Future Developments in Rural Kenya
Authors:
Clemens Greiner
David Greven
Britta Klagge

Megaprojects—mega failures? The politics of aspiration and the transformation of rural Kenya
Authors:
Detlef Müller-Mahn
Kennedy Mkutu
Eric Kioko

What’s the Story on Agriculture? Using Narratives to Understand Farming Households’ Aspirations in Meru, Kenya
Authors: (first, second and last of 4)
Luke Dilley
Kai Mausch
Dave Harris

Inclusive, Cross-Sectoral and Evidence-Based Decision-Making for Resilience Planning and Decision-Making in a Devolved Context
Authors: (first, second and last of 7)
C. L. Neely
M. Bourne
R. Prabhu

Correction to: Understanding the Aspirations of Farming Communities in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Authors:
Ravi Nandi
Swamikannu Nedumaran

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Source: European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), 09 July 2021