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Supporting entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa keeps dreams and hope alive

September 2, 2020

As a Bountifield Advisory Board Member, Daniel Sopdie has vast experience in economic and entrepreneurial development, including working with strategy and implementation for technology-based programs around the world. He has a passion for sustainable food and agriculture systems and supporting the development of small enterprises in communities to develop local and regional economies. An entrepreneur…

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Bonbon Bouye Peanut Nutrition Bar: A Step Forward for Smallholder Women Farmers in Senegal

July 24, 2020

Edwin Allan is a Food Scientist with a passion for developing nutritious food products with smallholder communities. In 2019-2020, Edwin partnered with Bountifield to conduct his graduate research thesis, working with women’s groups from the Kaffrine region in Senegal. He has an MS in Sustainable Food Systems from Montana State University-Bozeman and a degree in…

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Aflatoxin: An Invisible Threat to Food Security in Rural Communities

June 4, 2020

June 7 is recognized by the United Nations as World Food Safety Day. To raise awareness of the importance of food safety, we asked our long-time volunteer and Advisory Board member, Don Jacobson, to help explain aflatoxins, the negative impacts, and how difficult it is for rural communities to combat the spread. Don is a…

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

May 27, 2020

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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Vulnerability In Times Of Crisis

May 14, 2020

It is not often we experience a single event on a global scale to the extent Covid-19 has impacted the world. In the United States, we are witnessing major shocks to the economy and to people’s livelihoods. This includes food market shortages in addition to gaps in healthcare supplies and facilities. However, despite these challenges,…

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VIDEO – How COVID-19 is impacting communities in Kenya, Senegal, and Malawi

May 7, 2020
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Food Technology Centers Help Improve Peanut Production in Malawi

April 23, 2020

Last summer we celebrated the launch of a farmer owned and operated Food Technology Center (FTC) in central Malawi. FTC farmer members own a suite of peanut processing technologies that are available for farmers in the community to rent for a small fee. With this rental and fee-for-service business model, 2,000 farmers benefit from access…

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Including African Women Benefits Everyone

March 12, 2020

When we invest in postharvest opportunities for rural women, we invest in the growth, development and nourishment of entire communities.

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Bridging the Technology Gap for Rural Farmers

February 27, 2020

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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Happy Holidays

December 20, 2019

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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