Regional Network on HIV/AIDS, Rural Livelihoods and Food Security (RENEWAL) - Phase II

Launched in 2001, the Regional Network on HIV/AIDS, Rural Livelihoods and Food Security (RENEWAL) is a growing network of networks made up of national food and nutrition organizations (public, private and nongovernmental) and partners in AIDS and public health. RENEWAL aims to understand and facilitate a response to the interactions between HIV/AIDS and food security.

Building on the results of the first phase of the project (100776), this grant will provide RENEWAL with support for the next three years. The funds will be used to develop and strengthen the Ecohealth (ecosystem approaches to human health) aspect of three studies selected through a competitive process; and to support new projects on migration, HIV/AIDS, rural and urban food security, indigenous food systems, and medicinal plants.

The idea is to move the network toward a proactive focus on policy-relevant research, i.e. from studying the interactions between HIV/AIDS and food security toward improving the HIV-responsiveness of food and nutrition policies and programs.

Project ID

103057

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, March 6, 2006

End Date

Friday, March 6, 2009

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

De Plaen, Renaud

Total funding

CA$ 445,700

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Program

Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Stuart Gillespie

Institution

International Food Policy Research Institute

Institution Country

United States

Institution Website

http://www.ifpri.org