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Investing in a Bountiful Future for African Farmers and Entrepreneurs

We can reach millions in Africa with sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty.

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Nourishing Communities

Collaboration With Farmers

We partner with rural African farmers to save food and nourish and sustain their communities.

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Empowering Women

Empowering Women

We empower women with access to resources and technological support so that they may grow as business leaders and role models in their communities.

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Providing Postharvest Business Solutions

Postharvest Solutions

With a variety of postharvest business trainings and technical support resources, we enable farmers to move beyond survival mode to cultivating their own small-scale food businesses that improve their circumstances and develop more economic opportunities within their communities.

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Partnerships

Partnerships

As part of a global effort of ending hunger and poverty, we partner with other organizations and the African private sector to expand our reach so that we may get more tools into the hands of rural farmers and entrepreneurs and surround them with an eco-system of postharvest support and solutions.

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The Challenge

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

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OF PEOPLE IN AFRICA LIVE WITH HUNGER

News and Updates

Photo by Luca Zanon on Unsplash

The Importance of Postharvest Innovation for Sustainable Development

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​Thomson Reuters and Bountifield International #GrindOutHunger

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages United Nations campaign poster. "Indigenous languages provide a unique understanding of the world."

Celebrating Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Support Sustainable Solutions

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.