One Acre Fund Blog

Turning Harvest Surplus into Two Goats and A Pig

Sep 18, 2014 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: beans burundi harvest surplus maize training

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Gloriose works hard. At 35, she’s a mother to six. She and her husband Donacien rely solely on the food they produce, farming just over an acre of land in Masango Hill, Burundi. To provide for her family all year round, all she has in her arsenal of tools is a machete, a hand hoe and a few bags of seed.

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What to Read on Agriculture Microfinance

Sep 14, 2014 Category: Microfinance Tags: farm finance financial access inititive microfinance smallholder

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We’ve seen fast-growing interest in the farm microfinance sector in the last few years. The books, videos, and papers discussed below helped us understand the market opportunity in farm microfinance, and what needs to happen for the market to take off. To view the full post, click here.

ONE ACRE FUND ANNOUNCES OPEN ENROLLMENT IN KENYA FOR 2015

Sep 11, 2014 Category: News Tags: enrollment kenya nyanza smallholder

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BUNGOMA, Kenya, Sept. 11, 2014 — One Acre Fund, a non-profit agriculture organization that offers farming inputs and training on credit to smallholder farmers, today announced open enrollment for the 2015 long rains growing season in Kenya. Founded in Kenya in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the tools and financing they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.  To view the full post, click here.

Upcoming Events at One Acre Fund

Sep 09, 2014 Category: News Tags: careers events recruitment world food prize

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If you're like us, your fall calendar is filling up fast! One Acre Fund is excited announce some upcoming career development opportunities, as well as our participation in The World Food Prize this October. To view the full post, click here.

Solar Lights Brighten Lives in Kenya

Sep 07, 2014 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: kenya one campaign solar lamps sun king pro

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In our second partnership with ONE, we’ll be following David and Zipporah, smallholder farmers from Kenya, for a whole growing season. This post is the fifth installment in the series, and is written by Hailey Tucker. To view the full post, click here.

Calling on African Leaders to Put Farmers First

Sep 03, 2014 Category: Policy Tags: farmers first fertilizer policy video

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A new video by the International Fertilizer Industry Association calls on African Leaders to adopt six policies to put farmers first.  To view the full post, click here.

Female Staff Advance their Careers in Kenya

Aug 25, 2014 Category: Staff Profile Tags: kenya national women's leadership council staff women

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Pauline is one of a growing number of women who are advancing to senior leadership roles, and helping to shape the future of One Acre Fund. Recently, she helped to launch our Kenya National Women’s Leadership Council. With Pauline’s help, the Council will support, mentor, and enable female staff to reach their full professional potential at One Acre Fund while ensuring good work-life balance.  To view the full post, click here.

How Crop Storage Changes Lives in Kenya

Aug 21, 2014 Category: Core Program Tags: crop storage harvest kenya kiswahili

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In Kenya, our crop storage campaign is called "Tatu Hadi Tatu," meaning "three until three" in Kiswahili. This phrase is repeated to encourage farmers to save at least three sacks of grain from their August harvests until March, the third month of the following year.  To view the full post, click here.

Increasing Client Density Through Innovation

Aug 19, 2014 Category: Staff Profile Tags: client density enrollment innovation smallholder surveys

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One Acre Fund is an organization that believes in experimenting. The result is that our model is continuously being refined and improved. Improvement comes in many forms, but one of the areas we’re constantly working on is scale. We always ask ourselves: how can we serve more farmers? The scale innovations team is dedicated to answering this question.  To view the full post, click here.

Recruiting Top-Notch Staff is Key to Serving Farmers

Aug 18, 2014 Category: Operations Tags: field officer jobs kenya recruitment

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Recruiting the very best field officers ensures that the field operations team can provide farmers with high quality service. ​One Acre Fund Senior Field Director Alfred Shava discusses how the recruitment process works, and why it's so important.

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