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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Women Entrepreneurs Leading Resilient Food Systems in Africa

While the coronavirus pandemic has been disruptive to the daily lives of everyone around the world, it also both highlights and exacerbates inequities of specific groups of people. One of these inequities is that of gender differences, particularly for those in rural areas. With more needs for caretaking of family during various stages of lockdown,…

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Making small-scale farmers a priority is a must

Our current food system struggles to adequately feed the global population, as evidenced by the 820 million people living with hunger. Not only do high rates of postharvest loss and consumer food waste persist, but agriculture is also a major contributor to climate change.

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Agribusiness Helps Smallholder Farmers Navigate Market Challenges

Nicholas Owiti, a father of three, owns and operates a Farm Service Centre (FSC) in Homa Bay County in Western Kenya. Through his FSC, he helps 500 local farmers obtain seeds and fertilizer, provides them with education to safeguard their crops, and assists with mechanical needs by offering services for plowing and threshing. After harvest,…

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Supporting entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa keeps dreams and hope alive

As a Bountifield Advisory Board Member, Daniel Sopdie has vast experience in economic and entrepreneurial development, including working with strategy and implementation for technology-based programs around the world. He has a passion for sustainable food and agriculture systems and supporting the development of small enterprises in communities to develop local and regional economies. An entrepreneur…

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