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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.
The Tobacco Transformation Index will provide evidence on the steps #tobacco companies are taking toward achieving a world free of combustible cigarettes. Read more about the Index in @tobaccoreporter’s recent article: https://bit.ly/3aI7dOe
Candida Nakhumwa speaks to Derek Yach (@swimdaily) in the second episode of the “Global Health Perspectives Podcast.” They discuss the impact of #COVID19 on Malawian smallholder farmers. After the recording, #Malawi announced 3 confirmed cases of COVID19. https://bit.ly/2ywK7My
In the wake of the #COVID19 pandemic, Derek Yach (@swimdaily) advocates for public health policies that prioritize the well-being of parents and grandparents, particularly those over the age of 50. Learn more in his new blog post: https://bit.ly/2QYpNdp
In @SmokeFreeFdn's first episode of the Global Health Perspectives with Dr. Derek Yach podcast, @RiccardoPolosa speaks to Dr. Yach about his experience with the #COVID19 pandemic in Italy. Listen here: https://bit.ly/2w4qx9s
Experts suggest smoking & dietary behaviors that differ by gender may play a role in mortality rates from respiratory diseases. Findings from countries that collected gender-based data show that men are 50% more likely to die when diagnosed with #COVID19. https://cnn.it/2QIeq98
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