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:
#ICYMI @SmokeFreeFdn recently hosted a 90-minute webinar on how to tackle the illicit trade of tobacco products. Illicit trade undermines public health, #tobaccoharmreduction and government revenues by providing products through illegal channels: https://youtu.be/w2dtt3agu0A
A 2020 evidence update summary for vaping in England published by @PHE_uk found that "#vaping remains most common among smokers and former smokers, with less than 1% of people who have never smoked currently vaping."
::REMINDER:: Tomorrow (February 24) at 8:00am EST @SmokeFreeFdn is hosting a free 90-minute public webinar on Tackling Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.
The webinar will be simulcast in English, Chinese, Russian, and Bahasa.
Register here: https://smokefreeworld.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kxw-IMUvTK-95TOzLfinuA
Watch Derek Yach (@swimdaily) and @CotherHajat discuss gaps in public health infrastructure, the quality of a #tobaccoharmreduction study, and how to address misinformation.
.@SmokeFreeFdn is pleased to announce a free 90-minute public webinar on Tackling Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Join us on February 24 at 8:00am EST.
This webinar will be simulcast in English, Chinese, Russian, and Bahasa.
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