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TOBACCO CONTROL AND TOBACCO FARMING
Separating Myth from Reality

The bulk of the world’s tobacco is produced in low- and middle-income countries. In order to dissuade these countries from implementing policies aimed at curbing tobacco consumption (such as increased taxes, health warnings, advertising bans and...

Cyberspace “action hero” issues wakeup call

Canadians need to wake up to the social forces shaping – and threatening – the Internet they take for granted, says Ron Deibert, director of the digital watchdog group Citizen Lab. An “epochal shift” is occurring that requires an urgent global...

Highlight: Private sector could play a major role in feeding Africa

Experts working on diverse issues surrounding agriculture and food security met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 1, 2014 at the "Research to Feed Africa" high level policy dialogue. The dialogue aimed to discuss the role of science...

Building emergency medicine in Ethiopia

Ethiopia faces a critical gap in emergency medical care. Canadian experts have paired with Addis Ababa University to develop a national research and training facility and graduate the country’s first emergency medicine specialists. In Ethiopia...

IDRC Bulletin – September 2014

In this issue, read about the "Research to Feed Africa" high level policy dialogue that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. You can also learn more about IDRC-supported work on food security. And find out how to register for the second...

From waste to fertilizer: IDRC awardee closing the nutrient gap in Ghana's soils

Research carried out by IDRC awardee Noah Adamtey has helped Accra, Ghana’s capital, solve two disparate problems: environmental pollution from uncollected garbage and poor soil fertility. In Accra, the municipal waste management system collects...

Communities' perception of climate change risks in South America's Atlantic coasts

Daniel Conde is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Integrated Coastal Management of the Southern Cone (MCI-Sur) of the Universidad de la República in Uruguay.Conde spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about the importance...

Climate change and urbanization threaten water resources in South Asia

Professor Shah Alam Khan is the Director of the Institute of Water and Flood Management at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Khan spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about how the stressors of climate change and...

Expecting the unexpected:
how Canada is helping to prevent
the next disease outbreak

Infectious diseases know no borders, whether it’s Ebola spreading from Guinea to Liberia, measles in the Fraser Valley brought to Canada from the Philippines, or MERS claiming victims across the Middle East. These health crises are grim reminders...

Researchers vie for coverage at science writers conference

When talented scientists go head to head with experienced journalists in a Dragons' Den encounter, lively exchanges are liable to occur.   That is what happened at the June 2014 Canadian Science Writers' Association conference in Toronto, when...

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TOBACCO CONTROL AND TOBACCO FARMING<br>Separating Myth from Reality

TOBACCO CONTROL AND TOBACCO FARMING
Separating Myth from Reality

The bulk of the world’s tobacco is produced in low- and middle-income countries. In order to dissuade these countries from implementing policies aimed at curbing tobacco consumption (such as increased taxes, health warnings, advertising bans and...

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