Realizing a Bountiful Future
To solve global challenges of hunger and poverty, we promote innovative solutions to help millions of people get out of the poverty cycle. Developing small-scale entrepreneurs with postharvest tools and services to process and prepare food creates more employment, increases productivity, and cultivates resilient and thriving food systems.
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.
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 (SMEs) 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.
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.
"With Bountifield's tools we can democratize access to technologies for many poor women and even help them to bring something to the markets."
President of Women's Farming Group, Senegal
"We will process our own groundnut paste and flour to be used in making porridge for our children."
‘’Labour costs especially in threshing and winnowing are too high for my farm, I had decided to scale down my production under green grams farming but with introduction of mechanical threshing by Bountifield, I am going to increase my acreage”
Member of Nguumo Farmer Cooperative, Kenya
"Bountifield's grinder changed my seasonal activities to year-round, profit-making activities"
Leader of Women's Farm Group, Senegal
“I’m proud, as a woman, to be a leader and have respect in my community. I’m proud that I don’t need to ask for help. I can take care of my family.”
Women's Farm Group, Senegal
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.