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Gender, Food Security and AIDS in Internally Displaced People's (IDP's) Camps in Uganda: Implications for HIV-Responsive Policy and Programming

This paper provides an overview of research conducted in 2007-08 into the interactions between gender relations, HIV and AIDS and food security in war-affected communities in Northern Uganda. It first reviews the policy and legal context associated with these issues; and then outlines key findings and lists policy recommendations.


Transcending Boundaries to Improve the Food Security of HIV-affected Households in Rural Uganda: A Case Study

This Horizons report provides a case study of a process to bring key technical sectors together with communities in a partnership for reducing food insecurity among HIV-affected households in Tororo, Uganda. The Partners for Food Security (PAFOSE) project aimed to identify and promote ways to improve food security using approaches that integrate...


Getting Started: HIV, AIDS and Gender in WFP Programmes

This publication provides specific information for WFP staff and its partners about gender and HIV and AIDS to help strengthen programmes. It is based on lessons learned during case studies on gender HIV/AIDS, literature review of gender and HIV/AIDS related tools and documents, and input from the Global HIV/AIDS Meeting held in Dubai in 2005. The...


HIV/AIDS, Gender Inequality and the Agricultural Sector

This set of guidelines was developed specifically to facilitate the programming decisions of agriculture development officers within governments, bilateral donors, and non-governmental organizations working in affected countries in southern Africa. They offer a synopsis of existing information related to the links between HIV/AIDS, gender...


HIV/AIDS, Food Security, and Gender Equality Report

The XVI International AIDS Conference, August 2006, identified food and nutrition security as issues that are critically interlinked with HIV/AIDS and that need to be addressed along a continuum of prevention, treatment, care, and positive living. Four sessions focused specifically on the particular relationships between food security and HIV/AIDS;...


HIV & the Food Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa

Presented at the 2004 African Regional Conference, this paper is on FAO’s reponse to the changing context of agricultural development as it is being shaped by the epidemic. The paper is presented in three parts: the first provides an update on the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the region; the second provides an overview of the breadth and depth...


The Implications of HIV/AIDS for Household Food Security in Africa

The purpose of this paper is to analyze some of the linkages between HIV/AIDS, gender and household food security in rural Africa. To date, the majority of extant studies on rural HIV/AIDS have focused on the socio-economic impact of the epidemic on the family and household economy as a whole, without distinguishing in detail how men and women are...