Aiming to improve the understanding of the impact of deaths of working-age adults; examine demographic changes and poverty dynamics; and assess the social policy interventions designed to mitigate the impact of the AIDS epidemic.

Agricultural productivity growth increases the incomes of farmers and lowers food prices, benefiting both the rural and urban poor who spend much of their incomes on food. The labour-using green revolution reduced poverty in land scarce, labour abundant Asia, but has not had sustained impacts in SSA, where scarce factor is often labour.  Now, herbicide tolerant, genetically modified (GM) white maize, is being adopted by resource-poor smallholders in KwaZulu Natal. 

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