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HIV/AIDS and agricultural mitigation strategies

In July 2003, the IP partners in Namibia, Uganda and Zambia started to develop and test strategies to mitigate the negative impacts of HIV/AIDS on the agricultural sector on a pilot basis.

Read more about the country specific pilot activities in Uganda, Namibia and Zambia.

The strategies for action are related to:

The activities build on or add value to existing initiatives, and are implemented in collaboration with different partners from local to national level, as well as involving different FAO units.

The primary target group is people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The IP seeks to mainstream gender in all activities. HIV/AIDS affects both sexes, but is not gender neutral. The epidemic can both be fuelled by and can exacerbate gender inequalities.

It is important to overcome barriers of stigma, discrimination and denial related to HIV/AIDS. The involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the project will be strongly encouraged, as well as to make sure that national policies safeguard the fundamental human rights of PLWHA.

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Updated September 2003

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