Investing in a More Bountiful Future

The Bountifield model creates a vibrant rural entrepreneurship that reduces drudgery and postharvest losses. It saves time and labor for smallholder farmers. It creates employment opportunities and improves livelihoods, especially for women and youth. It increases incomes for both entrepreneurs and farmers.

All of this promotes healthy communities, inclusive growth and resilient food systems across Africa.

Reverberating Impact

Bountifield brings a unique technology solution that responds to today’s climate challenges, rural unemployment, and food insecurity across Africa for healthy diets, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.

With over
years of experience
and tools in
countries,
we've impacted over
people around the world.

Social Return on Investment

Our Theory of Change

We believe that our three-pillar model is uniquely designed to fill the gap of postharvest technology for small-scale farmers, while creating access to essential business and financial resources. This results in thriving, resilient rural communities.

Investment

For every $1 invested, there is a projected
$
in social value throughout rural communities.

Outcomes

The projected outcomes of the Bountifield model include improved livelihoods, increased earnings from avoided postharvest loss, increased capacity of MSMEs and improved nutrition. These outcomes not only benefit the entrepreneurs that we work with, but there is also a significant impact for smallholder farmers that extends to their families.

Impact by the Numbers

In one harvest season in Kenya,

MSMEs
served
farmers
processing
kg
of crops
saving
hrs
of time and manual labor.

Food Security & Nutrition

Food security means that people have consistent access to enough food to survive and to lead healthy lives. Smallholder farmers are dependent on the crops they grow, process, and save to feed their families, which is not always sufficient to support themselves year-round.

With new access to postharvest processing technology, rural communities increase the quantity and quality of food to feed their families. Crops are also less likely to be damaged or contaminated, resulting in higher quality food. This strengthens the local food supply, and improves accessibility to a consistent, nutritious diet.

Employment Opportunities

The challenges of access to resources combined with the adverse effects of climate change have resulted in limitations of farm productivity for rural smallholder communities. Few alternative job prospects in the rural sector have pushed the unemployed and youth populations to migrate to more urban areas in search of economic opportunities, leaving family farms more vulnerable to decreasing productivity and long-term survival.

At Bountifield, we are focused on investing more time and energy on creating entrepreneurial opportunities, particularly for youth, and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that provide critical support resources for smallholder farms. This helps to strengthen local food economies, filling the gaps in technology access for farmers while diversifying job opportunities closer to home.

Inclusive Growth

Growth must be shared by everyone – no matter their gender, age, or income level. If certain groups of people are held back in ways that make it more difficult for them to advance, it also limits the economic potential of entire countries.

With our tools and training, we cultivate programs that are appropriate and accessible to all who can benefit. This helps to create more jobs and increased productivity, supporting growth for both the individual and society.

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Impact News & Stories

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Young entrepreneur brings postharvest technology to farmers

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Bountifield Releases Social Return on Investment Study

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Entrepreneurs Create Positive Impact for Farmers

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Empowering Rural Women in Agriculture

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Our work is in alignment with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global movement to create a healthier, sustainable, and more equitable planet. Launched in 2015, the SDGs provide “a global blueprint for dignity, peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future.”

The 17 goals recognize the interwoven nature of economic, social and environmental development and acknowledge that we all must do our part. Bountifield’s mission and programs proudly contribute to several of these goals.

Bountifield's Contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals