One Acre Fund Blog


Take a Look Inside One Acre Fund’s New Headquarters

Jul 05, 2017 Category: General Tags: kenya

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We’ve moved! One Acre Fund is excited to have recently opened a new Kenya headquarters in Kakamega. Our organization has expanded rapidly in recent years, and as a result, we had outgrown our previous work spaces in nearby Bungoma. Now, our new office building will allow hundreds of staff to work together under one roof, enabling us to better serve farmers not only in Kenya, but in our other operating countries as well.

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Growing Careers and Families: How One Acre Fund Supports Parents

Jun 23, 2017 Category: Staff Profile Tags: careers kenya

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We think it’s important that staff members are able to grow personally, as well as professionally, so we’ve worked hard at creating a culture that is inclusive of working parents and their children. To find out more about how One Acre Fund supports families, associate recruiter Kali Bell had a chat with three members of staff who are currently balancing their career development while parenting in rural western Kenya. To view the full post, click here.

Mobile Phones are Making A Huge Difference for Kenya’s Smallholder Farmers. Here’s How.

Jun 08, 2017 Category: Core Program News Tags: kenya mobile phones repayment

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A new study by the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance provides a deeper look into how One Acre Fund successfully digitized loan repayments for smallholder farmers in Kenya. It also details the tremendous benefits that were achieved due to this shift, from boosting transparency and efficiency to increased economic opportunity and financial inclusion for thousands of smallholder farmers and their families. To view the full post, click here.

African Farmers Stung By Climate Change Await Return of New Season Rains

Jun 08, 2017 Category: Tags: drought kenya

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It’s important that farmers become better equipped to deal with volatile weather because, for many of them, the extreme conditions predicted by climate scientists have already arrived. To view the full post, click here.

Why Working in a Rural Area Makes Sense for Me

Jun 07, 2017 Category: Staff Profile Tags: careers rwanda

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​Adam Kyamatare, an external relations associate who divides his time between Kigali and Rubengara in rural western Rwanda explains why it's great to work in rural areas. 

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One Acre Fund Publishes 2016 Annual Report

Jun 02, 2017 Category: News Tags:

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We're excited to share with you our 2016 Annual Report, which details our progress over the past year and outlines our vision for the future. 2016 was a special year for us, and a time of reflection, because it marked our 10-year anniversary. To view the full post, click here.

Climate Change Is Already A Reality For World’s Farmers

Jun 02, 2017 Category: News Tags:

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One Acre Fund releases statement following announcement of U.S. intention to withdraw from Paris climate agreement.

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UN study: Digitization of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty

May 31, 2017 Category: Microfinance Tags: kenya microfinance

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A new case study by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance shows how One Acre Fund, in partnership with Citi Inclusive Finance, successfully digitized loan repayments for farmers in Kenya.  To view the full post, click here.

One Acre Fund Applauds Nomination of Green To Lead USAID

May 11, 2017 Category: News Tags:

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One Acre Fund is delighted with the news that Ambassador Mark Green will be nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next administrator of USAID. Green has deep diplomatic experience, and as a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, he has demonstrated a commitment to global development and to addressing the challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa. To view the full post, click here.

How One Kenyan Farmer Beat Last Year’s Drought

May 02, 2017 Category: Farmer Profile Tags:

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Last year’s drought has led to short supplies of food and increasing prices in a number of countries, according to the United Nations, worsening the effects of the annual hunger season, a time when many families run out of food from the past year, but new crops aren’t yet ready to harvest. To view the full post, click here.

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