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HIVAIDS and Food Security

Augustine Afullo

ISBN 10: 3659192759 / ISBN 13: 9783659192753
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Paperback. 104 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.Food insecurity results from reduced agricultural production and reduced purchasing power due to financial impoverishment. These two are characteristics of communities with high HIVAIDS prevalence, especially among the active age-group of 15-49 years. Food insecurity is therefore likely to occur in households affected directly as a result. This book gives a detailed report of a research done to establish the effects of HIVAIDS in an agricultural community in Kenya. 32. 1 of the respondent households were found to be directly affected by HIVAIDS. This meant they were nursing a person living with HIVAIDS, had lost a family member to HIVAIDS, or were fostering a AIDS orphans. A comparison of food security in the affected and non-affected households was done and the ways in which food insecurity had set in to the affected households analyzed in details. The recommendations given in this book provides information that is useful to policy makers on sustainable solution to food insecurity in agricultural communities with high prevalence of HIVAIDS. NGOs and donor community will also find it useful. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783659192753

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Title: HIVAIDS and Food Security

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Food insecurity results from reduced agricultural production and reduced purchasing power due to financial impoverishment. These two are characteristics of communities with high HIV/AIDS prevalence, especially among the active age-group of 15-49 years. Food insecurity is therefore likely to occur in households affected directly as a result. This book gives a detailed report of a research done to establish the effects of HIV/AIDS in an agricultural community in Kenya. 32.1% of the respondent households were found to be directly affected by HIV/AIDS. This meant they were nursing a person living with HIV/AIDS, had lost a family member to HIV/AIDS, or were fostering a AIDS orphans. A comparison of food security in the affected and non-affected households was done and the ways in which food insecurity had set in to the affected households analyzed in details.The recommendations given in this book provides information that is useful to policy makers on sustainable solution to food insecurity in agricultural communities with high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. NGOs and donor community will also find it useful.

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Mary Muiruri, MPH, B. A. (Anthropology). Studied Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology at University of Nairobi, and Master of Public Health degree at Kenyatta University, Kenya. Has worked in NGOs as manager, community health educator , and in projects evaluation. Now a researcher and lecturer of Public Health at Kenyatta University, Kenya.

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