Agriculture and HIV/AIDS
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CTA. 1997. Agriculture and HIV/AIDS. Spore 71. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The effects of HIV/AIDS on farming systems in eastern Africa FAO 1995 173pp ISBN 92 5 10361 1 X
Much has been written about the medical and clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS. There is also an increasing body of work on the impact the disease has on social and economic systems, but relatively little is understood about the effects of the epidemic on farming systems and therefore on rural livelihoods (See Spore 69, AIDS, a hidden threat to agriculture). The effects of HIV/AIDS on farming systems in Eastern Africa is a study which examines the ways in which morbidity and mortality associated with HIV/AIDS are affecting farming systems. Information was collected from three countries in Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia where relatively high incidence of the disease has been reported. The impact of the disease is described and recommendations to mitigate these effects are discussed. The effects of HIV/AIDS on farming systems in eastern Africa FAO 1995 173pp ISBN 92 5 10361 1 X Publications Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, ITALY