Youth, Farming and Precarity in Rural Burundi

@article{Berckmoes2014YouthFA,
  title={Youth, Farming and Precarity in Rural Burundi},
  author={Lidewyde H. Berckmoes and Ben White},
  journal={The European Journal of Development Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={190-203}
}
In this article, we explore the precarity of rural youth livelihoods in the aftermath of war in eastern Burundi. Combining ideas from agrarian studies and youth studies, we argue that a generational approach helps to expose structural problems of reproduction in rural communities. In the aftermath of civil war, young men and women experience their livelihoods and preparations for independent householding as ‘lacking’. They are aware of the unsustainability of current practices of land… CONTINUE READING

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