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Zambia

Lead agency: Farming Systems Association of Zambia (FASAZ). See all partners.

HIV/AIDS and agricultural mitigation activities

In Zambia, the IP stakeholders at national and district level have identified a large number of HIV/AIDS mitigation strategies, and they have decided to focus on the following two projects:

  • Nutritional awareness and promotional campaign: The IP baseline survey showed that most rural households lack knowledge on utilisation of locally available foods to meet their nutritional needs despite the diversity of food crops they grow. The project will involve promotion of consumption and processing of traditional/locally available foods to assist improving the food and nutrition situations of HIV/AIDS affected households.
    Collaborating services at FAO/HQ: ENSP and SDW.

  • Information packaging and dissemination on HIV/AIDS impacts on rural livelihoods: Information on impacts of HIV/AIDS on agricultural production, food and nutrition security among rural households will be packaged and disseminated to critical stakeholders. Information will also include examples of appropriate and sustainable mitigation measures against the HIV/AIDS pandemic's impacts on rural livelihoods.

The target groups are households in the three communities of Monze, Choma and Sinazongwe districts where the IP baseline survey was conducted, and in particular female headed households, widows and households fostering orphans.

See also mitigation activities in Namibia and Uganda.


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Updated September 2003

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