By Anke Niehof, Gabriel Rugalema, Stuart Gillespie
AIDS epidemics proceed to threaten the livelihoods of thousands of individuals in sub-Saharan Africa. 3 a long time after the illness was once first famous, the yearly dying toll from AIDS exceeds that from wars, famine and floods mixed. but regardless of hundreds of thousands of bucks of reduction and examine, there has formerly been little targeted on-the-ground research of the multifaceted affects on rural humans. Filling that hole, this ebook brings jointly contemporary proof of AIDS affects on rural families, livelihoods, and agricultural perform in sub-Saharan Africa. there's specific emphasis at the function of girls in affected families, and at the state of affairs of kids. The publication is exclusive in featuring micro-level details accrued by means of unique empirical learn in quite a number African nations, and exhibiting how well-grounded conclusions on developments, affects and native responses will be utilized to the layout of HIV-responsive guidelines and programmes. AIDS affects are extra various than we formerly concept, and native responses extra different - occasionally cutting edge, occasionally determined. The publication represents an incredible contribution to our realizing of the affects of AIDS within the epidemic's heartland, and the way those could be controlled at various degrees.
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Subsequent analyses have suggested that the impacts of the epidemic were actually a lot more context-specific than originally assumed (see Gillespie, 2006). This chapter looks at the longitudinal outcomes of the impact of AIDS on individuals and households over a period of about 15 years. The main objective is to present information about what happened to individuals and households over time in terms of a set and sequence of steps and actions that were taken to ensure survival and continuity among households afflicted by AIDS in the study area.
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Our data suggest that if the household does not dissolve completely, it may recover from the loss of the head after a period of time, of up to ten years. Cultivation of crops The main crops in this community are maize, beans, matooke (plantain) and coffee, which are grown both for home food and cash. Over the 16-year period there have been changes in the combinations of crops grown. Maize has become more widely cultivated, rising from about 60 per cent of households in the early 1990s to approximately 80 per cent in the mid-2000s.