Programs

Entrepreneurs Create Positive Impact for Farmers

October 18, 2021

Bountifield shares Phase I results from the Mavuno Bora Program in Kenya with its 2nd white paper.

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Empowering Rural Women in Agriculture

October 15, 2021

Rural women play a significant role in agriculture and with improved access to resources, are key contributors to building more resilient food systems.

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Reducing Food Loss & Waste: An urgent call to action

October 1, 2021

The consequences of food loss and waste are severe. They are undermining the sustainability of our food system and are directly linked to climate change.

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Youth are the future of agriculture

August 12, 2021

On International Youth day, we recognize that the goals of our global society cannot be achieved without the meaningful participation of the young. In particular, youth will be critical for addressing hunger along with implementing climate-smart agriculture for the mitigation of climate change and reducing the carbon footprint that comes along with farming practices. This…

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FY 2020 Annual Report

June 7, 2021

Our Annual Report for fiscal year 2020 is now available! Learn more about our impact and program activities from July 2019 – June 2020.

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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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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 the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), hosted by Global Minnesota. This day-long event, “Countdown to Zero…

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Agribusiness Helps Smallholder Farmers Navigate Market Challenges

October 23, 2020

Nicholas Owiti, a father of three, owns and operates a Farm Service Centre (FSC) in Homa Bay County in Western Kenya. Through his FSC, he helps 500 local farmers obtain seeds and fertilizer, provides them with education to safeguard their crops, and assists with mechanical needs by offering services for plowing and threshing. After harvest,…

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