World AIDS Day: Agriculture, Environment and HIV

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Agriculture and Environment Interventions in Support of HIV Programming (Heinrich, G., Penders, C., Senefeld, S. and Burpee G., 2008) recognizes the challenges faced by CRS country programs in helping individuals, families and communities in rural areas beset with high HIV prevalence.

Many people in rural areas of developing countries who are infected with, and affected by, HIV and AIDS depend on agriculture as a significant component of their livelihood. However, there is limited practical advice to date on how agriculture and environment interventions can be used to strengthen HIV and AIDS prevention and mitigation programs in the field. This paper provides some practical ideas and options for integrating the two sectors of programming.

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