One Acre Fund Blog


Catching Up With Farmers From The Last Hunger Season

Apr 12, 2017 Category: Roundup Tags:

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Renowned author and journalist Roger Thurow revisits One Acre Fund, six years after he first profiled our work in his book, The Last Hunger Season.

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Get the Inside Scoop on Internships from a One Acre Fund Recruiter

Mar 22, 2017 Category: General Tags: careers

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​One Acre Fund recruitment manager Spencer Campbell discusses what he looks for in internship applicants and the type of work interns can expect to do once they're onboard. 

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How to Jumpstart Your Career With a One Acre Fund Internship

Mar 09, 2017 Category: Staff Profile Tags:

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One Acre Fund’s internship program is now accepting applications for a number of positions across eastern and southern Africa. To find out what it’s like to be a One Acre Fund intern and how to make the most of the program, we spoke with three of our most recent interns in Rwanda. To view the full post, click here.

Top 4 Tips For A Successful One Acre Fund Internship Application

Mar 09, 2017 Category: Staff Profile Tags:

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An internship with One Acre Fund is a great way to launch your career, and we’re now looking for the best and brightest young Africans to join our team. Applications for our June-August 2017 intern class are now open for students and recent graduates in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia. To view the full post, click here.

Climate Funds Should Target Smallholder Farmers

Feb 21, 2017 Category: Policy Tags:

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Smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather. The problems they are already beset with are expected to get a lot worse. Yet farmers also present one of our most compelling opportunities to mitigate climate change. They are stewards of the land, managing more than 80 percent of the world’s 500 million small farms. To view the full post, click here.

A New Partnership for Africa’s Smallholder Farmers

Feb 17, 2017 Category: Tags:

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One Acre Fund and the Global Innovation Fund announce a new partnership that will build out tailor-made regional solutions for smallholders across six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.  To view the full post, click here.

Surviving on Sand

Feb 07, 2017 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: kenya

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Like most villages in western Kenya, Luucho plants two times a year. Farmers who lost their crops during the first season, when rains failed to arrive between May and June, banked their hopes on the second harvest. But another wave of drought has struck again since last October, dashing all their expectations. Now, withering plants covered in brown dust dance lazily in the light wind, thirsting for the return of rain. There is not much hope to save them – farmers normally harvest their second-season crops in December, and the damage has already been done To view the full post, click here.

The Last Year of Hunger

Feb 01, 2017 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: rwanda

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In 2010, after decades of farming, the soil on Edouard Munyankindi’s small plot of land in southwest Rwanda had failed him. The days where his half-acre farm could produce enough to feed his wife and seven children were a distant memory. Five years on, Edouard looks back at 2010 as "the last year of hunger in my house." To view the full post, click here.

Capping Off Our First Decade: 2016 in Review

Jan 12, 2017 Category: Roundup Tags: malawi technology uganda

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The past year was full of milestones, not least because it marked One Acre Fund’s 10th anniversary. As we cap off our first decade and enter into the next, we’d like to look back at a few of the highlights from 2016. To view the full post, click here.

Why Strong Government Relations Are Key At One Acre Fund

Jan 11, 2017 Category: Staff Profile Tags: government relations recruitment staff profiles

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One Acre Fund works in six countries across eastern and southern Africa, so the relationships we’ve built with governments have been crucial to keeping our operations running. As we look forward to future growth, the team’s role is becoming even more important.

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