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center for agricultural transformation in malawi to help smallholder farmers diversify their livelihoods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2019 CONTACT: Nicole Bradley, Agricultural Transformation Initiative nicole.bradley@smokefreeworld.org Launching this month, the Center will partner with academic and research institutions, farmers, businesses, financial institutions, and local associations to help unlock new income opportunities LILONGWE, MALAWI: Working together with universities, businesses, and farmers throughout Malawi, a new project will help smallholder farmers […]

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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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