Hiv Aids Renewal

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IFPRI’s Program on “HIV/AIDS and Food and Nutrition Security"

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Hiv Aids Renewal

  1. 1. IFPRI’s Program on “HIV/AIDS and Food and Nutrition Security” <ul><li>HIV/AIDS and food insecurity are increasingly entwined in a vicious cycle </li></ul><ul><li>International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) </li></ul>© 2006 Don Doering/IFPRI
  2. 2. IFPRI’s Program on “HIV/AIDS and Food and Nutrition Security” <ul><li>Malnutrition and food insecurity heighten susceptibility to HIV exposure and infection </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS in turn exacerbates hunger and malnutrition </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Links between the AIDS epidemic and hunger are particularly acute in rural communities </li></ul><ul><li>Households are often dependent on agriculture for both income and food </li></ul>Links between HIV/AIDS and Agriculture
  4. 4. <ul><li>Agricultural policies that are blind to HIV/AIDS can accelerate the spread of the virus and fail to help households respond to its effects </li></ul>Links between HIV/AIDS and Agriculture
  5. 5. IFPRI’s Program on “HIV/AIDS and Food and Nutrition Security” <ul><li>AIDS, agriculture, and livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS, community resilience, and social protection </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS and nutrition security </li></ul>THEMES
  6. 6. The Regional Network on AIDS, Livelihoods & Food Security (RENEWAL) <ul><li>RENEWAL brings together national networks of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>researchers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>policymakers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>public & private organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NGOs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>to focus on the interactions between HIV/AIDS and food and nutrition security </li></ul>
  7. 7. RENEWAL is active in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia
  8. 8. Goals of IFPRI’s research, outreach, and partnership activities <ul><li>IFPRI seeks to better understand: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how livelihoods, particularly those based on agriculture, affect the spread of HIV & resilience to AIDS </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Goals of IFPRI’s research, outreach, and partnership activities <ul><li>how HIV and AIDS impact agricultural systems, livelihoods, and food & nutrition security </li></ul><ul><li>how food and nutrition policies and programs can help prevent or mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS </li></ul>

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