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AIDS and rural livelihoods

This book brings together recent evidence on HIV/AIDS impacts on rural households, livelihoods, and agricultural practice in sub-Saharan Africa. There is particular emphasis on the role of women in affected households. The book is unique in presenting…

The Challenge of Hunger 2008

2008 Global Hunger Index: The challenge of hunger

The 2008 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that the world has made slow progress in reducing food insecurity since 1990, with dramatic differences among regions and countries. In the nearly two decades since 1990, some regions- South and Southeast…


2007 Global Hunger Index: The challenge of hunger

The Global Hunger Index is based on three equally weighted indicators: the proportion of undernourished as a percentage of the population (reflecting the share of the population with insufficient dietary energy intake); the prevalence of underweight…


AIDS, poverty, and hunger

Highlights from the international conference on HIV/AIDS and Food and Nutrition Security


Understanding the links between agriculture and health

Policymaking initiatives in agriculture and public health are often pursued in a parallel and unconnected fashion. Yet coherent, joint action in agriculture and health could have large potential benefits and substantially reduce risks for the poor.…


HIV/AIDs and food and nutrition security

"The HIV/AIDs pandemic is a global crisis with consequences that will be felt for decades to come. Thirty-nine million people are currently infected with the virus, including more than 25 million from Sub-Saharan Africa. Many millions are affected in…