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Jim Lutzweiler, a public policy and market development expert, is the vice president of agriculture and livelihoods. He has more than 20 years of experience developing public-private partnerships to reduce food insecurity globally, and spent a decade working and living in West and Central Africa while focused on agriculture program design and implementation, market development and policy formulation.
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When faced with a daunting problem, it helps to be in the company of passionate professionals who are dedicated to solving it. The Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium—”the premier conference in the world on global agriculture,” convenes more than 1,200 participants from over 65 countries, all devoted to combating hunger and malnutrition. While attending this year’s […]
As part of Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s mission of ending smoking in this generation, the Foundation supports efforts to diversify tobacco economies and lessen the reliance of smallholder farmers on the tobacco sector. This requires much more than simple crop substitution, and the Foundation’s approach incorporates aspects of science, technology, innovation, and commercialization to view what is […]
I first landed in Malawi in mid-2002. At the time, I was working for Catholic Relief Services, responsible for overseeing a massive food aid distribution as part of a consortium of almost 20 NGOs providing food to nearly 9 million people. It was a humanitarian disaster ostensibly triggered by drought, compounded by the added misfortune […]
After a four-year absence, I am thrilled to be back focusing on African agriculture issues. During my four years away from the topic, I focused on domestic hunger in the United States, then global food policy. For me, this work reinforced the reality that challenges exist everywhere—it becomes a matter of deciding which challenge you […]
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
Tobacco Free Portfolios conducted a special webinar for #WorldNoTobaccoDay. We agree that the financial community can and should hold #tobacco companies accountable. The Tobacco Transformation Index may be a tool that can help bring us closer to that goal. https://bit.ly/2B2IVBD
The @WHO suggests that there are 1.3 billion users of #tobacco globally. If we take advantage of new #cessation and #harmreduction tech we can save millions from a tobacco-related death. Click here to read more from @SmokeFreeFdn president, Derek Yach: https://bit.ly/2M4mFti
On May 29, Derek Yach (@swimdaily) will join other opinion leaders for the #CataniaConversation, a webinar dedicated to filling the gaps in communication on #TobaccoHarmReduction and #HarmReduction for a healthy life.
#CataniaConversation: Pleased to moderate the first of it's kind webinar for #journalists & #opinion leaders with a focus on #scientific communication & harm reduction. https://cataniaconversation.coehar.org/1st-webinar-catania-conversation/ @CoeharUnict @CC_Coehar
Dyborn Chibonga (@decee2012), @AGRAAlliance's regional head of #Malawi and #Mozambique, joins Derek Yach on the Global Health Perspectives podcast. They discuss Malawi’s #tobacco farmers & #COVID19. Dyborn is a member of @SmokeFreeFdn's board of directors. https://bit.ly/36th9Kq
CEO Insights magazine recently featured Nilesh Jain and the Harm Reduction Research & Innovation Center (HRRIC). Click here to read more about how/why Nilesh and the HRRIC are trying to broaden the research on #tobaccoharmreduction tools in #India. https://bit.ly/2yv60w8
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