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HIV/AIDS and Agriculture in Africa: The Woman’s Role in Agricultural Policy Formulation and Implementation
Gender in Agriculture and Technology (2005)
  • Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, University of Strathclyde
Abstract

This chapter was motivated by the multi-dimensional nature of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, in contrast to the apparent lack of focus on its impact on agricultural production and household food security and the failure to involve women in the formulation and implementation of policies to combat the pandemic. The chapter therefore presents a framework for analyzing the problems, highlights key effects on household farms and larger production units and the critical role of women in fighting the pandemic. The need to mobilize both public and private agricultural institutions is emphasized as a worthwhile intervention.

Keywords
  • HIV; AIDS; Food Security,
  • Nutrition Security,
  • Agriculture,
  • Gender
Publication Date
May, 2005
Editor
N. Tarzarn
Publisher
Gendered Worlds Series, Makerere University Printery
Series
1
Citation Information
Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa. "HIV/AIDS and Agriculture in Africa: The Woman’s Role in Agricultural Policy Formulation and Implementation" 1Kampala, UgandaGender in Agriculture and Technology Vol. 1 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/emmanueloheneafoakwa/20/