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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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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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The Impact of Innovation

November 27, 2019

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

November 15, 2019

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

November 8, 2019

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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