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Celebrating the Smallholder Farmer in 2015

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Dec 17, 2015 Category: Core Program Field Videos Operations Tags: long-term impact smallholder year in review

It’s December, and the end of the year is fast approaching. But for One Acre Fund, December 2015 marks the beginning of our tenth year of humble service to smallholder farmers.  Watch this incredible video to hear the farmers we work with share their personal stories of hunger and food insecurity, and how One Acre Fund's program has forever changed their families and communities.



As 2015 draws to a close, we take a moment to reflect on some key milestones and accomplishments from this exciting year.

In February, operations in Kenya reached over 137,000 smallholder farmers, and 9,000 metric tons of life-changing products were delivered to our Kenyan clients.

This April, Skoll Innovations Investment Alliance provided us with a $2 million grant.  With this generous contribution, One Acre Fund continued to pursue an extension partnership with the Rwandan government.

In June, Burundi field operations collected 100 percent repayment for the fourth season in a row.  The New York Times also featured One Acre Fund’s operating model in an article by David Bornstein, sharing our mission of serving the poorest and most remote smallholder farmers.

July saw the doubling of operation enrollment in Tanzania, expanding its client base to serve 18,000 farmers.

October was a busy month in Rwanda with USAID matching Skoll Investment Alliance’s $2 million grant, further enabling extension partnership efforts with the Rwandan government.   Additionally, Eric Pohlman, Rwanda Country Director, was awarded the Norman Borlaug Field Award.

By November, 152,000 farmers across East Africa had made long-term financial investments by planting tree seedlings.

As we embark on our tenth year, we are pushing ourselves to think long-term. We don’t want to generate impact for just one generation; our goal is to generate impact for farmers that will pay dividends for their children and their children’s children.  We look forward to sharing our progress in many more blogs to come, so be sure to check back in 2016 to learn about the new ways we’re putting Farmers First.

One Acre Fund Spring 2015 Recruitment Calendar (and video!)

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Feb 04, 2015 Category: Field Videos Tags: farmers first jobs recruitment staff video

At One Acre Fund, our mission is to put Farmers First. Through our unique service bundle, we help farmers improve their productivity, increase their incomes, and feed their families and communities.

Every day, thousands of staff across multiple countries go to work with this mission in mind. Without the energy and humble dedication of One Acre Fund staff, we would not be able to achieve our mission.

To see what Farmers First looks like in action, and to get a taste of what working for One Acre Fund is like, watch this video:


Recruiting talented, mission-driven people to serve farmers is a top priority for us. If you are interested in pursuing a meaningful career in international development, we encourage you to apply to one of our 40+ open positions.

If you want to learn more about One Acre Fund before applying to join the team, come visit us at one to the recruitment events listed below. Please note that these events are only open to individuals who have registered for them. If you would like more information about a particular event, click on the event link below the table.

Harvard Kennedy School International Development and Human Rights Career Fair

Brown Common Good Internship & Job Fair

Georgetown Government/NGO Career Expo

Princeton 2015 Spring HireTigers Meetup

Harvard Social Enterprise Conference Career Lounge

Stanford Social Impact (Nonprofit/Public Service) Career Fair

All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair

NYU Wagner Public Service Career Expo

West Coast RPCV Career Fair 2015

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health Career Fair

Cookstove Demos are a Huge Hit in Kenya

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Jul 11, 2014 Category: Field Videos Tags: farmers farmers first innovation kenya video


One Acre Fund's Kenya innovations team held five demonstration and testing days to allow our farmers to tell us which cookstoves they'd like to purchase. Watch this video to see our farmers in action, and to find out which one they choose!

Farmer to Field Officer: Alice Wafula (Video)

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May 28, 2014 Category: Field Videos Tags: family field officer field staff smallholder

Alice Wafula explains how she transitioned from being a One Acre Fund farmer to a field officer, and what that change has meant to her and her family.

How To Catch a Fish (Video)

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Mar 10, 2014 Category: Field Videos Tags: field officers training

Grace Anzhiya, a One Acre Fund Field Officer, talks about how she leads farmer trainings in the field and the value of teaching farmers how to grow their way out of hunger.



Video: Chlorine Delivery 2014

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Feb 13, 2014 Category: Field Videos Tags: chlorine distribution input delivery kenya


One Acre Fund provides farmers with access to a chlorine mix that helps to make water safe for drinking. This year, we distributed chlorine to 120,000 farmers.

One Acre Fund Chlorine Delivery 2014 from One Acre Fund on Vimeo.

Video: One Acre Fund’s Kenya Livestock Trial

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Jan 30, 2014 Category: Field Videos Tags: kenya livestock trial video


The One Acre Fund innovations team in Kenya is trialing the impact cross-breeding exotic cattle with the local cows can have on milk production. Keep an eye on our blog for an upcoming post with more details on our livestock trial!

One Acre Fund's Kenya Livestock Trial from One Acre Fund on Vimeo.

Video: One Acre Fund Input Delivery 2014 Warehouse Update

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Dec 30, 2013 Category: Field Videos Tags: distribution input delivery logistics warehouse


As One Acre Fund in Kenya prepares to launch into our largest input delivery yet, we talk to Noah Lusweti, our warehouse manager, to find out how his team is preparing and feeling for the big event.

One Acre Fund Input Delivery 2014: Warehouse Update from One Acre Fund on Vimeo.

Video: Ending the Hunger Season with One Acre Fund

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Dec 23, 2013 Category: Field Videos Tags: food security last hunger season smallholder thurow video


Learn how One Acre Fund is helping to end the hunger season for smallholder farmers.

Ending the Hunger Season with One Acre Fund from One Acre Fund on Vimeo.

Rwanda Country Director Eric Pohlman on Self-Reliance Radio

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Dec 05, 2013 Category: Field Videos Sustainability Tags: education radio sustainability training

Click below to listen to the full interview!

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