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Title:Gender, HIV/AIDS and rural livelihoods: Micro-level investigations in three Afrian countries PDF Logo
Authors:Curry, John
Wiegers, Esther
Garbero, Alessandra
Stokes, Shannon
Hourihan, John
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/110
Abstract:HIV/AIDS has a severe impact on food security, affecting all of its dimensions: availability, stability, access, utilization. FAO recognizes that HIV/AIDS is a determining factor for, as well as a consequence of, food insecurity. Although the relationships among gender, food security and rural livelihoods have been acknowledged in the growing literature on HIV/AIDS impacts, relatively few studies provide adequate focus and empirical evidence on the gender aspects of these interrelationships among vulnerable rural households. Such gender aspects of these relationships have been explored in detail by FAO in Namibia, Uganda and Zambia This paper presents the main findings of the four baseline studies and discusses the methodologies used to identify vulnerable households and document changes in resource availability, household labour force, livelihood strategies, coping strategies and food security status. These findings offer useful insights for policy formulation purposes and for the development of mitigation strategies that respond to the food security challenges of the epidemic. – gender ; HIV/AIDS impacts ; livelihoods ; Sub-Saharan Africa
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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