One Acre Fund Blog

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.

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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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One Acre Fund 2017 Careers Webinars

Jan 04, 2017 Category: Roundup Tags: careers kiva

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We're excited to announce our webinar schedule for 2017. Each webinar will feature firsthand experiences from members of our team, and will include a Q&A session to address your questions. Be sure to click through and check out our schedule to register to secure your space. We look forward to seeing you there! To view the full post, click here.

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. To view the full post, click here.

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.

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