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just keep listening

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 […]

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altruism and innovation: a fine balance

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 […]

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introducing our agricultural transformation initiative (ati)

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 […]

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back to the fundamentals

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 […]

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a new deal for the smallholder tobacco farmer

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 […]

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