The aim of this article is to problematise the positionality of youth with respect to agricultural livelihoods hence contributing to the theoretical as well as policy-based debates surrounding the potential role of youth in processes of agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Youth headed households in Mkushi, Zambia have been compared with other households – there are no differences in yields based on age.
- Technology use and skills position young households well in agriculture.
- Independent access to land is necessary to participate in agriculture.
- Parents who deny their children land benefit from selling or renting land to others , distrust their children or want to control them.