One Acre Fund Blog

Hiring for Growth at One Acre Fund

Jan 23, 2015 Category: Staff Profile Tags: jobs logistics operations scale

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One Acre Fund is growing, fast. To help us address this exciting operational challenge, we’ve created the Operations Associate position. We sat down with Kiette Tucker, the deputy country director for One Acre Fund Kenya, to learn more about her vision for this important new role.

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Closing the Access Gap for Smallholder Farmers

Jan 20, 2015 Category: Policy Tags: distribution last mile research smallholder technology

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When we propose devoting more donor dollars to research dissemination, what we’re really talking about is making donor dollars work more efficiently. Making sure research makes its way from the lab to the field is the best possible way to leverage the last several decades of investment in agriculture development research. To view the full post, click here.

Delivering the Goods in Rwanda

Jan 16, 2015 Category: Staff Profile Tags: careers farmers first input delivery warehouse

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With One Acre Fund Rwanda in the midst of delivering farm inputs to its clients, we sat down with Claudine Beninka, warehouse manager in Karongi, Rwanda. We asked her to explain how her job helps farmers get what they need, when they need it, and the big plans she has for her children’s educations. To view the full post, click here.

Laying the Foundation For Growth in Malawi

Jan 13, 2015 Category: Staff Profile Tags: field manager kenya malawi new country pilot

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In April of 2014, two exceptional field managers from Kenya travelled to Malawi to support One Acre Fund’s work there. In December, after eight months in Malawi, they said their good-byes and returned to Kenya. We asked one of them, Sharon Ashihundu, to share her experiences.  To view the full post, click here.

Strong Harvest, New Beginnings for David and Zipporah

Jan 08, 2015 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: david and zipporah harvest kenya one campaign

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David and his wife are visibly relieved. Zipporah no longer wrings her hands while talking about what her children have eaten in the last 24 hours, and David’s handshake has a revived vigor to its squeeze. After a year that started with a minimal harvest and later brought unanticipated expenses, David and Zipporah say their anxiety is finally over.  To view the full post, click here.

Meet Viola and Deo, One Acre Fund Farmers in Burundi

Jan 06, 2015 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: bananas burundi harvest smallholder

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Viola looks out over the two acres of land she and her husband, Deo, inherited from her father. The fields are thick with bushy, yellow-green vines. The beans are ready to be harvested. To view the full post, click here.

2014: A Year in Review

Dec 16, 2014 Category: Core Program Operations Tags: bananas maize solar year in review

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As 2014 draws to a close, we at One Acre Fund have much to be thankful for. In this piece, we reflect on key moments serving farmers across all countries and programs, and outline our hopes for an even more impactful year in 2015. To view the full post, click here.

New Online Resource Library For Development Professionals

Dec 10, 2014 Category: News Tags: agriculture development library one acre fund insights social enterprise

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One Acre Fund, an award-winning nonprofit that works with smallholder farmers to increase their productivity and incomes, today announced the launch of One Acre Fund Insights, a living library of white papers and case studies for agriculture development practitioners and social enterprise professionals. To view the full post, click here.

Not Your Typical Wall Street Job

Dec 08, 2014 Category: Staff Profile Tags: finance and ops associate rwanda tanzania

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​Attention all adventurous do-gooders with a strong business mind: One Acre Fund is looking to hire operations and finance associates in Rwanda and Tanzania. The thing is, these finance roles are nothing like Wall Street. This position is really about being the link between our farmer clients and the bookkeeping offices that track their financial information.  To view the full post, click here.

Not an Oxymoron: Financial Sustainability for Nonprofit Social Enterprise

Dec 04, 2014 Category: Operations Sustainability Tags: financial sustainability impact social enterprise sustainability

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Historically, the prevailing belief in the development community was that achieving financial sustainability meant sacrificing a high level of impact. While the debate still rages, more and more social sector leaders are agreeing that impact and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive. One Acre Fund, along with a growing number of nonprofit social enterprises, is coming to realize that pursuing financial sustainability, far from hurting social impact, is actually one of the best ways of achieving impact on a transformative scale. To view the full post, click here.

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