Future Farmers: Youth Aspirations, Expectations and Life Choices

Leavy, J. and Smith, S.
Publisher Future Agricultures Consortium
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This paper maps the research terrain relating to young people's aspirations, focusing on defining and conceptualising aspirations and expectations, and themes emerging from empirical studies focusing on the African agrarian setting.

Initial, tentative, hypotheses are set out based on 'stylised facts' suggested by the literature and situating young people's aspirations and expectations within their 'opportunity space' in the rural African agrarian context. This will form the basis for new researchunder the Future Farmers theme of the Future Agricultures Consortium. 

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