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Agriculture Education Emergencies Health HIV and AIDS Microfinance Peacebuilding Water and Sanitation

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Capacity Strengthening Climate Change ICT4D IHD Monitoring and Evaluation Youth

Agriculture and Environment Interventions in Support of HIV and AIDS Programming

CRS country programs frequently confront the challenge of helping individuals, families, and communities in rural areas with high HIV prevalence. Many persons 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. Little practical advice exists on how agriculture and environment interventions can strengthen HIV and AIDS prevention and mitigation programs. This paper provides some ideas and options for integrating those programming sectors.

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Introduction 1
Section I: The Integral Human Development (IHD) Framework 2
Section II: Cross-Sectoral Issues Impacting HIV, Agriculture and the Environment 3
2.1  The Vulnerability Context 4
2.2  Assets 5
2.3  Systems & Structures 11
Section III: Technical Options 14
3.1  Protecting and Increasing Assets 14
3.2  Improving Systems & Structures 29
3.3  Evaluating and Comparing Agriculture and Environment Technical Options to Support HIV and AIDS Programming 31
References 39

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