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opportunity international launches crop diversification pilot program in malawi

While Malawian farmers have long leaned on tobacco crops as their primary source of income, a comprehensive plan is needed to prepare them for an era of significantly reduced demand for tobacco. In partnership with the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI), which aims to diversify tobacco-dependent economies, a new pilot program is underway in the Mchinji […]

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international women’s day statement

March 8th is International Women’s Day. Today we celebrate the strength and diversity of women and reaffirm our commitment to achieving gender equality and ensuring gender equity in all of our programs and research. The Foundation strives to secure women’s involvement in the leadership of the organization, in the leadership of institutions submitting proposals, in […]

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this is the time to transform smallholder tobacco farmers’ livelihoods

Read the full NY Times article Introduction The detrimental health and economic impacts of tobacco smoking are universally acknowledged by governments and international health organizations. Substantial progress in limiting tobacco use, mostly concentrated in developed countries, has coincided with a decline in smoking rates. In time, this trend will lead to a global decline in […]

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agricultural transformation initiative hosts first annual summit in malawi

Agricultural Transformation Summit to address challenges facing smallholder tobacco farmers as a result of reduced global demand for tobacco Lilongwe, Malawi (December 4, 2018) – The Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) is co-hosting the first annual Agricultural Transformation Summit with Palladium this week as a part of its commitment to support the diversification efforts of tobacco-dependent […]

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the foundation for a smoke-free world encouraged by fda proposals to curb vaping in youth while recognizing its importance in adult smoking cessation

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (the Foundation) shares the concerns of the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the rising rates of vaping among American youth. We are encouraged by the proposed actions of the FDA in their recent statement to prevent use of harmful tobacco and nicotine products by youth, while allowing adult smokers […]

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