One Acre Fund Blog

One Acre Fund’s Approach to Engaging Local Governments

Oct 28, 2014 Category: Policy Tags: humble service kenya local government sustainable development

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Local governments matter. What they do can have a huge impact on smallholder farmers, and for an organization like One Acre Fund, they’re an essential partner. Communicating our role and building strong relations with key government actors allows One Acre Fund’s field operations to do its work: providing humble service to smallholder farmers and their families.

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Skoll Entrepreneurs Challenge: Support One Acre Fund

Oct 24, 2014 Category: Tags:

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One Acre Fund is proud to be included in this year's Skoll Entrepreneurs Challenge, where participating organizations compete and collaborate to raise enough money to unlock prizes and a donation match from the Skoll Foundation. Help us get to our goal!

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In Spite of A Promising Harvest, Hunger Looms

Oct 23, 2014 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: david and zipporah hunger season kenya one campaign

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David and Zipporah’s maize now towers tall above their nearby mud-walled house. From the front door, they can no longer see across their field to their neighbor’s homes. Instead, they see a dense forest of maize stalks and bushy bean tangles. Despite what looks to be a promising harvest, the couple is anxious. To view the full post, click here.

Breaking into the Banana Business in Rwanda

Oct 20, 2014 Category: Farmer Profile Tags:

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Simon Nyanwasa believes 2015 is going to be a turning point in his life. Through his hard work, his family’s quality of life has improved dramatically over the past few years. But Simon has even bigger goals in mind. To view the full post, click here.

One Man’s Journey from Refugee to Community Leader

Oct 17, 2014 Category: Staff Profile Tags: burundi farmer innovations manager tanzania

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If there is one characteristic that defines Josias Nduwimana, it’s the ability to make the best of a challenging situation. Just five years ago, he was living in the Mtabila Refugee Camp in northwestern Tanzania, raising his family of five in a one-room hut built from mud bricks and tarps. In 2008, he returned home to Burundi. In less than two years, he went from being a One Acre Fund farmer to being a manager in the innovations department. This is Josias's story.  To view the full post, click here.

Introducing our Fall 2014 European Career Events Calendar

Oct 10, 2014 Category: Roundup Tags: agriculture careers development events recruitment

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Following the recent announcement about our Fall 2014 U.S. career events calendar, we are happy to share with you our Fall 2014 European events calendar. If you are interested in building a career in international development, be sure to check out these career fairs and information sessions! To view the full post, click here.

One Acre Fund World Food Day Reading List

Oct 08, 2014 Category: Roundup Tags: agriculture food for thought reading list world food day

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With World Food Day just around the corner, we realized it was time to double down on our agricultural development reading. We've created a list of 10 books, articles, and reports on various topics in agricultural development that we think are both engaging and relevant. To view the full post, click here.

One Acre Fund Reports Strong Progress towards KPIs

Oct 07, 2014 Category: Operations Sustainability Tags: data-driven impact kpis open analyst call sustainability

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On Monday, September 30th, One Acre Fund hosted its bi-annual open analyst call. These calls are an excellent opportunity to learn about One Acre Fund’s progress towards achieving key impact, scale, and sustainability targets, and to ask senior leadership questions about the organization’s plans for the future. To view the full post, click here.

Saving Together for a Better Life in Kenya

Oct 05, 2014 Category: Microfinance Tags: kenya merry-go-round savings smallholder

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A “merry-go-round” is a small social organization where members contribute a small sum of money on a regular basis, often every week. Each time money is collected, the full sum is paid out to one of the members. Read about how one group of farmers in Kenya is making use of a group savings strategy to invest in new projects and build brighter futures for their families. To view the full post, click here.

New! One Acre Fund Fall 2014 U.S. Career Events Calendar

Sep 30, 2014 Category: Roundup Tags: agriculture development careers events recruitment

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One Acre Fund is excited to introduce our Fall 2014 U.S. Career Events Calendar. If you’re interested in learning more about One Acre Fund, or are considering a career in agricultural development in East Africa, come visit us at one of these upcoming events.  To view the full post, click here.

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