On October 7th, 2015, One Acre Fund testified before the United States House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, calling attention to the important role of smallholder farmers in the fight to end global poverty. Chicago Council on Global Affairs Fellow Roger Thurow and Catholic Relief Services President and CEO Carolyn Woo also testified.
In this white paper, One Acre Fund offers recommendations on policy advocacy strategies that carefully consider the unique political ecosystems in East Africa.
One Acre Fund has come to realize the value of a comprehensive approach to engaging local government in East Africa. This white paper offers key insights into our approach to working with local governments.
This 2014 Chicago Council on Global Affairs report urges action on the part of the United States government to curb the risks climate change poses to global food security.
This briefing paper, edited by Ag4Impact, compiles reflections by eight leading development practitioners on their work and recommendations on linking African farmers to markets.
Alan Harlam and Barrett Hazeltine of Brown University trace the development One Acre Fund's strategy of working with African governments to deliver inputs, marketing services, and trainings to rural smallholder farmers in East Africa.