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Food Security in the Face of Conflict

June 15, 2022

The war in Ukraine has shown the global community why food independence and security are crucial. The conflict, among other factors, has exacerbated the growing concern of increased hunger, increasing food prices and food shortages.

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Young entrepreneur brings postharvest technology to farmers

December 7, 2021

With the SL-3 thresher, Silvester provides postharvest services to farmers as a fee-for-service business to help them save both time and labor.

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Making small-scale farmers a priority is a must

February 19, 2021

Our current food system struggles to adequately feed the global population, as evidenced by the 820 million people living with hunger. Not only do high rates of postharvest loss and consumer food waste persist, but agriculture is also a major contributor to climate change.

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Zero Hunger – Getting There by 2030

December 14, 2020

By Mark Ritchie, President of Global Minnesota, and Bountifield Advisory Board Member This past year, on October 16th, Minnesotans gathered via Zoom for a special World Food Day symposium, commemorating…

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The Interdependent Nature of Global Trade in Food & Agriculture

October 16, 2020

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This World Food Day recognizes over seven decades of joint international efforts…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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