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

Publish Year : 2007
Publisher : International Center for Research on Women
Author Name : Coon K., Ogden J., Olodon J., Obudi-Owor A., Otim C., Byakigga J., and Spebanja P.
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Description :

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 knowledge of HIV/AIDS, gender, nutrition, and agricultural extension. One of the key findings was that men and women are willing to change negative gender-related attitudes and behaviors when they understand, in terms that relate directly to their own experience, how gender inequality perpetuates household food insecurity.

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