Tools Delivered in partnership with the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship in Malawi

Recently, we were able to deliver peanut processing tools in partnership with the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship in Malawi. This was part of AICC’s Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) project which will impact over 5000 women farmers across Malawi – increasing their ability to make income from growing nutritious peanuts by reducing the time needed…

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Announcing the postponement of our 2020 Gala

As the world faces the enormous challenges presented by the coronavirus, we at Bountifield are striving to ensure the important work you support goes on – even as we make difficult but necessary decisions that will impact our efforts in the short term.    With the health and safety of our neighbors as our top priority,…

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Bridging the Technology Gap for Rural Farmers

Throughout our nearly 40 year history, Bountifield has always been committed to getting needed crop processing tools into the hands of rural farmers to help them improve their productivity for producing food. While we previously focused much of our attention on what kinds of tools were the most appropriate and effective, we began to learn more about another key aspect of farmers’…

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Bountifield International Announces New Project in Kenya

Bountifield International Announces New Project in Kenya Market-led project expected to improve the lives of over 16,500 farmers in the first year.  Minneapolis— February 24, 2020 – Bountifield International, a U.S. -based NGO that provides sustainable solutions for ending hunger in Africa is announcing the launch of a new project in Kenya. The project will focus on creating opportunities for…

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Happy Holidays

Greetings to our Bountifield Friends this Holiday Season, I am grateful for all the ways you have helped us reach our goals this year. Our small team has focused a lot this year on learning, reflecting and positioning this organization for impact. Thanks to you, we have been able to realize these activities in 2019:…

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The Impact of Innovation

Aissatou is a millet farmer in Kaolack, Senegal. Her family farm, like most in sub-Saharan Africa, is what is called a ‘smallholder’ farm. Smallholder farms are small plots of land less than five acres in size, yet these small-scale farms produce the vast majority of food in Africa. Despite this, smallholder farmers are extremely likely…

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The Importance of Postharvest Innovation for Sustainable Development

When it comes to farming technology in developing countries, the needs of smallholders are often overlooked. Investors tend to support large-scale, industrialized farms and technologies scaled to match that type of operation. However, there are 500 million smallholders around the world. In Africa and Asia, the farms of smallholders account for 80 percent of food…

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​Thomson Reuters and Bountifield International #GrindOutHunger

Over $5,700 raised during the month of October! Once again, Thomson Reuters partnered with Bountifield during the month of October to raise funds for a company-wide effort to #GrindOutHunger. As part of the company’s employee programming for community outreach and giving, Thomson Reuters employees conducted a month-long fundraising and advocacy campaign to support Bountifield efforts of bringing postharvest processing…

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Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Opportunities With Tools and Training

Women at a training session in Senegal.

Though women traditionally account for the majority of postharvest processing responsibilities, they often have limited technical support and lack access to resources that help them grow their own agribusinesses. In Senegal, we recently partnered with 30 women’s groups to provide postharvest training and support. With our gender-inclusive training, women are able to expand their skills…

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