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HIV/AIDS and agricultural production

Phase-II is being implemented in collaboration with both established and new partners in Namibia, Zambia and Uganda.

In the beginning of 2002, participatory workshops in each country identified HIV/AIDS and its impact on agricultural productions, food security and household resource management to be a common national problem that could be addressed by the IP through an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.

In the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the objective of each national project is to develop, test and disseminate methods, tools and coping strategies that address issues of environment, gender, youth and information management, as these relate to agricultural productivity, household food security and nutritional status. The following activities are carried out:

  • A desk study reviewing available data and identifying data-gaps and existing coping mechanisms.
  • Baseline surveys in selected partner communities determining problems and needs.
  • National stakeholder workshops reviewing the results of the desk study and baseline surveys, and determining normative and operational solutions.
  • Developing and testing mitigation strategies and activities in and with the partner communities.
  • Managing and disseminating information, best practices and case studies on the HIV/AIDS coping methods and tools.
In each country one lead institution has been appointed in addition to several collaborating organizations.

The projects are embedded in both the national policy context and the FAO's Strategic Framework 2000-15.

Comments or questions? Please contact webmaster at integrated-programme@fao.org
Updated September 2003

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