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One Acre Fund Joins White House Initiative To Improve Soil Health

Dec 10, 2016 Category: News Policy Tags: soil soil health us government

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One Acre Fund is proud to announce that we are contributing to the White House’s call to action to improve soil sustainability.

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Finding Your Career Passion Close to Home

Nov 23, 2016 Category: Staff Profile Tags: careers kenya staff profiles

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"Pursuing a career in international development makes a lot of sense, but not enough young professionals from developing countries do so. For me, the decision to join One Acre Fund—and the development field in general—was based on a combination of personal and professional factors." To view the full post, click here.

Rising With The Roosters And Running With The Cows

Nov 23, 2016 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: kenya livestock one campaign

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Despite the small income he makes for his business, John is among the highest-earning people in Luucho. Most of the people living in his village depend solely on agriculture for their livelihoods and have to raise money from limited income sources to feed their families. Because of this, John often lends small quantities of cash to his neighbours to buy food. To view the full post, click here.

How One Acre Fund Job Training Takes Careers to the Next Level

Nov 14, 2016 Category: Staff Profile Tags: careers rwanda staff development

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Career development and education are a big part of One Acre Fund’s mantra – we’re constantly looking for ways to help staff learn and grow in their jobs. That’s why Alexis Roehrich, a human capital development manager based in Rwanda, makes career enrichment her business. She sat down with recruiter Liz Sims to talk about One Acre Fund’s approach to training and mentorship.  To view the full post, click here.

New President Should Do More To Address World Hunger

Nov 01, 2016 Category: Tags: feed the future food security

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The U.S. will soon go to the polls to elect our new president, who will walk into the Oval Office with a laundry list of global challenges. Not all of those issues grab daily headlines. However, it’s important to remember that 800 million people still don’t have enough food to eat, and the situation may become even more serious in the future. By 2050, we’ll have 2 billion more mouths to feed. To view the full post, click here.

Boda, Piki and Flip-Flop: Getting From Point A to B in Rural Kenya

Nov 01, 2016 Category: Farmer Profile Field Photos Market Access Tags: farmer stories kenya

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Smallholder farmers in East Africa often don’t have regular access to their daily necessities, much less the right types of seeds and fertilizer or markets to sell their crops. This is why One Acre Fund puts an emphasis on distribution and delivery, helping farmers attain the tools they need to produce more food. We believe that this is the best way to support rural populations in growing their way out of hunger and poverty. To view the full post, click here.

Enrollment Opens for One Acre Fund Farmers in Kenya for 2017

Sep 28, 2016 Category: Core Program Tags: enrollment kenya

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One Acre Fund, a nonprofit agriculture organization that offers farming inputs and training on credit to smallholder farmers, today announced open enrollment for the 2017 long rain growing season in Kenya. To view the full post, click here.

Turning the Tables in Tanzania

Sep 16, 2016 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: farmer maize tanzania

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Kija Katemana hadn’t ever owned much. The 36-year-old single mother of four rented both her house and a small plot of land in rural Tanzania. The little income she earned from farming and selling baked samosas in town went entirely toward food and trying to pay her children’s school fees. Then in 2013 she heard about One Acre Fund and took a gamble and enrolled.  To view the full post, click here.

How This Village In Kenya Is Planning To Survive The Hunger Season

Sep 14, 2016 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: kenya one campaign smallholder

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Ironically, lack of food is a common struggle for farmers in western Kenya. The majority of farmers run out of food three to four months after harvesting, leading to a period of food insecurity that lasts until the next year’s harvest is mature. This period is commonly referred to as wanjala in Bukusu, the local dialect; it means “hunger season.” During this time, farmers and their families will rely on a cup of tea or porridge in place of a meal. To view the full post, click here.

From Bean’s to Bachelor’s Degrees in Burundi

Aug 16, 2016 Category: Farmer Profile Tags: burundi pulses

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She had little left to lose. Most years, smallholder farmer Pascaline Ntangyungwi would only harvest marginally more than the amount of seed she planted. Then, four years ago, she heard news that promised to change her agricultural practices and possibly more.

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