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January 2003

Measuring impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural livelihoods and food security

C. Shannon Stokes, Visiting Scientist
Population and Development Service
FAO Gender and Population Division
Professor of Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, USA

This paper focuses on "Measuring the Impacts of HIV/AIDS on Rural Livelihoods and Food Security" as a necessary step in the development, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives from the agriculture sector to mitigate the impact of the epidemic. Using the sustainable livelihoods framework, the document proposes a set of indicators to measure the impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural households and food security. It discusses their relevance in the implementation of FAO's agriculture sector strategy to counter the negative effects of the epidemic.

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