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dc.contributorHarris, Daveen_US
dc.contributorheather, eleanoreen_US
dc.contributorJones, Emmaen_US
dc.contributorYin, Julesen_US
dc.contributorHauser, Michaelen_US
dc.creatorMausch, Kaien_US
dc.identifier.citationKai Mausch, Dave Harris, Dave Harris, eleanore heather, Emma Jones, Jules Yin, Michael Hauser, Michael Hauser. (1/6/2018). Households’ aspirations for rural development through agriculture. Outlook On Agriculture, 47(2), pp. 108-115.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn sub-Saharan Africa, rural households are the focus of many development efforts and the transformation of smallholder agriculture is one entry point for this process. Understanding farming households’ technology choices remains one of the most critical aspects of agricultural research in rural areas. However, many technologies that are known to be effective and potentially highly beneficial have remained widely unused. One reason is that predicting farmers’ decisions concerning agricultural technologies using conventional economic theories is flawed. In this article, we suggest that human aspirations have a much greater influence on technology choices than hitherto believed. We further argue that a better understanding of aspirations will improve the targeting of technology development by researchers. We propose distributed ethnography to empirically test the influence of human aspirations on technology choice. From such insight, we anticipate better research priority setting as well as more effective rural development strategies in general.en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications (UK and US)en_US
dc.sourceOutlook On Agriculture;47,(2018) Pagination 108,115en_US
dc.subjectdistributed ethnographyen_US
dc.subjecthousehold choicesen_US
dc.subjectlivelihood portfoliosen_US
dc.titleHouseholds’ aspirations for rural development through agricultureen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.contributor.centerBangor University, Cynefin Centreen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerWorld Agroforestry Center - ICRAFen_US
cg.contributor.centerBangor University, School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geographyen_US
cg.contributor.centerOgilvy Changeen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversitaet für Bodenkultur Wien, Center for Development Research - BOKU/CDRen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals - GLDCen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Office - CGIAR - Sysen_US
cg.contributor.funderCRP on Policy, Institutions and Market - PIMen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteWorld Agroforestry Center - ICRAFen_US
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