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Up to 50 percent of the food produced in sub-Saharan Africa is lost after the harvest.
This happens in part because of poor handling and inefficient processing that results in spoilage or damage before ever reaching a market or a table. Smallholder farmers contribute upwards of 90 percent of the food consumed in their countries yet they lack access to newer, more efficient technologies or other postharvest support services. They continue to rely on manual methods and see little return on what they grow, minimizing any opportunities for income-generating activities or distribution of food products to consumers beyond their villages. This cycle contributes to the persistent poverty and hunger of their communities.
PEOPLE LIVE WITH HUNGER WORLDWIDE
OF PEOPLE IN AFRICA LIVE WITH HUNGER
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Invest in a holistic approach to building up the capacity of local economies in rural Africa to support all aspects of postharvest agriculture — from manufacturing Bountifield tools locally to connecting farmers to markets.
Enable farmers to cultivate their own businesses and develop opportunities for the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs.