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.To view the full post, click here.
One Acre Fund Blog
Sep 18, 2014 Category: Farmer Profile
Sep 14, 2014 Category: Microfinance
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.
Sep 11, 2014 Category: News
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.
Sep 09, 2014 Category: News
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.
Sep 07, 2014 Category: Farmer Profile
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.
Sep 03, 2014 Category: Policy
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.
Aug 25, 2014 Category: Staff Profile
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.
Aug 21, 2014 Category: Core Program
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.
Aug 19, 2014 Category: Staff Profile
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.
Aug 18, 2014 Category: Operations
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.To view the full post, click here.