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Chris Gray is a Senior Research Analyst for Agriculture and Livelihoods. In this role, he is responsible for quantitative and qualitative research that informs the Foundation’s global strategy to transform agricultural value chains in developing countries.
Chris is a public policy researcher specializing in the microeconomic impacts of poverty programs in developing countries. As a Research Analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute, he collaborated with government and private donors to design and evaluate agricultural production programs in East Africa and Southeast Asia. Chris’s research experience has spanned various industries, including agriculture, education, tax policy, financial inclusion, and nutrition.
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I recently returned home from Iowa, where the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World participated in The World Food Prize 2018 Borlaug Dialogue. A rarity among conferences, the Borlaug Dialogue gave voice to actual farmers to discuss their struggles and aspirations. I learned more than I could possibly imagine, just by listening to the farmers I hope […]
My career thus far has always been in pursuit of mission-driven work in an innovative, effective environment. As a senior research analyst on the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s Agriculture and Livelihoods team, I’ve finally found what I’ve been looking for. I began my career in the private sector as a financial analyst for a […]
Better let them smoke and die? #Bloomberg funded major international #NGO’s logic for #LMICs is baffling and worrying writes @swimdaily. #India #data #bidis #science #harmreduction #health #access #UN #mustread https://therearehumansintheroom.csdconsulting.net/
As the world continues to combat the #COVID19 pandemic, a new survey shows that trust in government is significantly lower than trust in the medical community. Derek Yach writes in @BDliveSA that to change unhealthy behavior, doctors must come to the forefront of public outreach.
People trust the state less than doctors, which is where smoking comes in @BD_Africa @INNCOorg @Filtermag_org #Trust in #government and #doctors is key to public support of health policies- from #COVID19 to #smoking https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2020-08-12-people-trust-the-state-less-than-doctors-which-is-where-smoking-comes-in/
The true cost of a #cigarette is more than it seems. As the world begins to smoke less cigarettes, we must help #Malawi’s smallholder #tobaccofarmers switch to sustainable alternative livelihoods. https://bit.ly/3bEUZ8Y
In a paper @MarewaGlover co-authored, she explores how #tobaccocontrol initiatives ignore #indigenous communities. On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, read about the groups that have disproportionately high smoking rates and the potential solutions. https://bit.ly/3gvtYYI
Many governments in #LatinAmerica (including #Mexico, #Argentina, & #Brazil) have passed restrictive policies on safer #nicotine products. @VIDAdotNEWS hosted a panel discussion on the unintended consequences of strict regulations in Latin America.
Live right now: "Why Bans Are Not Best for Latin America"
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