December 4-5, 2018
Recognizing that the Foundation’s mission entails an accelerated decline in global tobacco demand, the Foundation’s Malawi-based Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) supported efforts to develop and diversify Malawi’s tobacco-dominated economy, lessening traditional reliance on the tobacco sector.
The ATI’s first annual Summit convened key private sector actors to engage in developing commercially viable agricultural value chains in Malawi. It catalyzed new partnerships and initiatives that will support smallholder farmers in diversifying crop production and improve economic opportunity, thus leading to sustainable change.
In Lilongwe, Malawi, on December 4-5, 2018, we engaged the private sector to chart an action-oriented way forward to transform Malawi’s agricultural sector into a more profitable and equitable landscape.
We also announced several new Malawi initiatives, including:
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
At today's #AgTechChallenge, 33 next-generation inventors from #Malawi presented prototypes for solutions to challenges facing smallholder farmers. Renowned author @wkamkwamba and our president Derek Yach were two of the judges evaluating the competition. #ATISummit2019
Tomorrow at the #ATISummit2019 in #Malawi the role of inclusive science, technology, and innovation in driving agricultural transformation will be explored. We look forward to another engaging event. http://bit.ly/2NMqwMa
Tomorrow we kick off the second annual #ATISummit2019 where thought leaders from international delegations, local government and private & farming sectors will convene as part of the ATI’s commitment to economic diversification in #Malawi. To learn more: http://bit.ly/2OamVYm
Ahead of the #ATISummit2019, our President Derek Yach reflects on the progress made in #Malawi over the past year. Hear about highlights. http://bit.ly/2NMqwMa
Our President Derek Yach and Vice President of Industry Transformation and Finance David Janazzo discuss how the “CREATIVE DESTRUCTION OF LEGACY INDUSTRIES GIVES BIRTH TO MORE SUSTAINABLE ONES”. Read the full piece: https://bit.ly/33O8HmA
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