One Acre Fund Blog

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.

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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.

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.

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