AIDS and Rural Livelihoods: Dynamics and Diversity in by Anke Niehof, Gabriel Rugalema, Stuart Gillespie

By Anke Niehof, Gabriel Rugalema, Stuart Gillespie

AIDS epidemics proceed to threaten the livelihoods of thousands of individuals in sub-Saharan Africa. 3 many years after the disorder was once first well-known, the once a year loss of life toll from AIDS exceeds that from wars, famine and floods mixed. but regardless of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks of relief and examine, there has formerly been little particular on-the-ground research of the multifaceted affects on rural humans. Filling that hole, this ebook brings jointly contemporary facts of AIDS affects on rural families, livelihoods, and agricultural perform in sub-Saharan Africa. there's specific emphasis at the function of girls in affected families, and at the state of affairs of youngsters. The publication is exclusive in proposing micro-level details amassed by means of unique empirical examine in a number of African nations, and exhibiting how well-grounded conclusions on traits, affects and native responses might be utilized to the layout of HIV-responsive guidelines and programmes. AIDS affects are extra different than we formerly proposal, and native responses extra different - occasionally leading edge, occasionally determined. The publication represents a huge contribution to our knowing of the affects of AIDS within the epidemic's heartland, and the way those might be controlled at varied degrees.

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S. (2003) ‘Measuring the impacts of working-age adult mortality on small scale farm households in Kenya’, World Development, vol 32, no 1, pp91–119 Chapter 3 Resilience and (dis)continuity in households afflicted by AIDS: Some preliminary insights from a longitudinal case study analysis Gabriel Rugalema, Kirsten Mathieson and Joseph Ssentongo Introduction With the publication of the 2009 Global Epidemiological Report on HIV and AIDS, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNAIDS have confirmed that the epidemic is finally in decline.

McEwan, M. and Samuels, F. (2006) ‘The effects of HIV/AIDS on agricultural production systems in Zambia: A restudy 1993–2005’, IFPRI/RENEWAL report, Lusaka, Zambia Feeney, G. (2001) ‘The impact of HIV/AIDS on adult mortality in Zimbabwe’, Population and Development Review, vol 27 no 4, pp771–780 Foster, S. H. A. (2005) ‘Gibberella xylarioides (anamorph: Fusarium xylarioides), a causative agent of coffee wilt disease in Africa, is a previously unrecognised member of the G. P. M. , Herbst, K. , Wreghitt, T.

2008) observe, incorrect to talk of a one-dimensional image of AIDS as a disaster. They observe for the Zomba area in Malawi where they undertook longitudinal research, that ‘the HIV epidemic has so far not been associated with an overall decline in agricultural production due to shortages of labour, or major shifts in cropping patterns’ (2008, p683). , 2005, p265) of the longitudinal impact of AIDS. Acknowledgements This research was funded by the MRC and ESRC (grant RES-062-23-0051). We are grateful to our colleagues Grace Tumwekwase, Elizabeth Kabunga, Ruth Nalugya, Thadeus Kiwanuka and Dominic Bukenya for data collection and inputs to our thinking and to Brent Wolff, Jim Todd, Pamela Nasirumbi, Oscar Alvarez Macotela and Heiner Grosskurth for their valuable contributions.

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