Aflatoxin: An Invisible Threat to Food Security in Rural Communities

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

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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Food Technology Centers Help Improve Peanut Production in Malawi

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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Bountifield Celebrates Grand Opening of Food Technology Center in Malawi

Bountifield International is excited to celebrate the opening of a new Food Technology Center (FTC) in Mikundi, Malawi. The FTC is creating new business potential among smallholder farmers with postharvest tools and training. This center officially opened in June and expects to see over 2000 smallholder farmers benefit from the resources provided. Established in collaboration…

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Cross Africa Collaboration in New Threshing Pilot Project

CTI |Bountifield recently collaborated with The Soybean Innovation Lab working to train our local manufacturing partner, C to C Engineering, on fabricating SIL’s multi-crop thresher, originally developed in Ghana. The SIL thresher is designed to be low cost, produced locally, and can be used by farmers to shell maize and thresh soybean, rice, legumes, sorghum and other crops.…

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