Toward Sustainable Agricultural Pathways in Malawi

The Agricultural Transformation Initiative Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (ATI FSF), funded by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World through its affiliate, the ATI, and administered by the Institute of International Education, aimed to strengthen the capacity of researchers and professionals in Malawi to reduce the country’s reliance on tobacco exports. Funded from 2019 to 2023, ATI FSF funded scholarships to 17 master’s Scholars and six postdoctoral Fellows.

This impact report presents key findings regarding the host institution experiences of ATI FSF Scholars and Fellows at universities in the United States, South Africa, and Malawi. The report also evaluates changes in the knowledge, skills and attitudes of ATI FSF Scholars and Fellows as a result of their Program experience, as well as the networks and collaborations they created or strengthened through their exchange. Finally, the report present the longer-term impacts of the ATI FSF Program, sharing Scholars’ and Fellows’ successes and research during and since the Program.