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FACING THE CHALLENGE
OF AN HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC:
Agricultural Extension Services
in Sub-Saharan Africa

by M. KALIM QAMAR

Extension, Education and Communication Service
Research, Extension and Training Division
Sustainable Development Department

 
Table of Contents

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome 2003


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CONTENTS

PREFACE

ACRONYMS

BACKGROUND

THE CRITICAL SITUATION IN AFRICA

HIV/AIDS TURNING INTO A DEVELOPMENT ISSUE

THE CHALLENGE TO AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Nature of the extension work
Impact on extension and partner institutions
Emergence of unexpected clientele and extension-demand environment

UNPREPAREDNESS OF EXTENSION ORGANIZATIONS

PROBABLE CONSEQUENCES OF IN ACTION

POSSIBLE EXTENSION RELATED STRATEGIES TO FACE THE CHALLENGE

Formulation of a national policy on aids and extension
Preparation of extension staff
Possible actions in the field

HOW DONORS CAN ASSIST

REFERENCES

FAO PUBLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS ON HIV/AIDS


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