Programs

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 with women’s groups from the Kaffrine region in Senegal. He has an MS in Sustainable Food Systems from Montana State University-Bozeman and a degree in…

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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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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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Bountifield International Announces New Project in Kenya

February 24, 2020

Bountifield International Announces New Project in Kenya Market-led project expected to improve the lives of over 16,500 farmers in the first year.  Minneapolis— February 24, 2020 – Bountifield International, a U.S. -based NGO that provides sustainable solutions for ending hunger in Africa is announcing the launch of a new project in Kenya. The project will focus on creating opportunities for…

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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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Celebrating Cross-Cultural Collaboration

September 30, 2019
2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages United Nations campaign poster. "Indigenous languages provide a unique understanding of the world."

In the nearly four decades since our founding, Bountifield tools have been used in more than 50 countries around the world, spanning four continents. With a wide global reach, cross-cultural collaboration is a necessary aspect of our work as we partner with people from various backgrounds, speaking a variety of different languages. In order to…

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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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