Youth are the future of agriculture

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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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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Bridging the Technology Gap for Rural Farmers

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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The Impact of Innovation

Aissatou is a millet farmer in Kaolack, Senegal. Her family farm, like most in sub-Saharan Africa, is what is called a ‘smallholder’ farm. Smallholder farms are small plots of land less than five acres in size, yet these small-scale farms produce the vast majority of food in Africa. Despite this, smallholder farmers are extremely likely…

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The Importance of Postharvest Innovation for Sustainable Development

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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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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