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July/August 2003

HIV/AIDS and food security

Announcement of a new website



SD-Dimensions is pleased to announce the launch of a new website "HIV/AIDS and food security".

Although the focus of HIV/AIDS has often concentrated upon the health sector, the disease has had a tremendous impact upon the agricultural sector in developing countries. Up to 80% of the people in the most affected countries rely upon agriculture for their subsistence. HIV/AIDS predominantly affects the productive labour force, depleting the affected regions of their food producers and farmers and decimating the agricultural sector for generations to come.

Effective solutions rely on the agricultural sector and its capacity to reduce people's vulnerability to acquire the disease. The agricultural sector is in a strong position to assist in both the prevention and mitigation of the consequences of HIV/AIDS. Moreover, it has a responsibility to those people who depend on agriculture for their survival.

This web site contains useful background information, in addition to publications, fact sheets, statistics, and links to United Nations organization and NGOs working with HIV/AIDS.

Click here to see the website.

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