New variant famine: AIDS and food crisis in southern Africa

  title={New variant famine: AIDS and food crisis in southern Africa},
  author={A. Waal and A. Whiteside},
  journal={The Lancet},
Southern Africa is undergoing a food crisis of surprising scale and novelty. [...] Key Result HIV/AIDS has created a new category of highly vulnerable households--namely, those with ill adults or those whose adults have died. The general burden of care in both AIDS-affected and non-AIDS-affected households has reduced the viability of farming livelihoods. The sensitivity of rural communities to external shocks such as drought has increased, and their resilience has declined. The prospects for a sharp decline…Expand
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