Impact

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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Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Opportunities With Tools and Training

September 4, 2019
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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Why We Need to Invest in Agricultural Opportunities for African Youth

August 8, 2019
Group of youth in Senegal

In terms of age demographics, Africa is among the youngest continents in the world. Currently, 60 percent of the population is under the age of 25. By comparison, just 33 percent of people living in the United States and only 26 percent of the European Union’s population is in the same demographic. According to projections,…

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New Video – “Bountifield International: Sustainable Solutions”

June 4, 2019
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