Impact

Women Entrepreneurs Leading Resilient Food Systems in Africa

March 8, 2021

While the coronavirus pandemic has been disruptive to the daily lives of everyone around the world, it also both highlights and exacerbates inequities of specific groups of people. One of these inequities is that of gender differences, particularly for those in rural areas. With more needs for caretaking of family during various stages of lockdown,…

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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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Unlocking Access to Postharvest Technologies in Kenya

January 14, 2021

Bountifield International is pleased to share recent results from its project in Kenya, entitled Mavuno Bora, (Swahili for better harvest), funded by the van Lengerich family. Through this project, we have introduced an innovative business model to unlock access to a range of postharvest technologies, primarily for staple crops, and financing for African micro-, small-,…

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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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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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