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May 2004

Announcement of a new publication

African Asian Agriculture against AIDS

This report is from the African-Asian Agriculture against AIDS Consultation on Agriculture, Development and HIV-vulnerability Reduction jointly organized by UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Programme (YNDP-SEAHIV) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


The UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Programme and FAO jointly organized the African-Asian Agriculture against AIDS Consultation on Agriculture, Development and HIV-vulnerability Reduction in order to formulate innovative approaches (a) to enable countries to face the challenges posed by the pandemic, (b) to build stronger links among those who are addressing the problem and (c) to take action together towards avoiding potentially disastrous consequences. The consultation was held at Bangkok from 11 to 13 December 2002. Attending the consultation were representatives of six eastern and southern African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania) and six countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, China, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam) as well as representatives of donors and the United Nations. Each participating country was represented by its national AIDS authority, a rural development institution, the Ministry of Agriculture, and a non- governmental organization (NGO) or grass-roots organization active in the agricultural or development sector. The meeting sought to identify the crucial role agriculture could play in reducing HIV vulnerability as well as to explore the benefits of cooperation between Africa and Asia.

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