One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the tools and financing they need to grow more food and earn more money from their farms. Instead of giving handouts, they invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. They measure success in their ability to make more farmers more prosperous and they always put Farmers First.
Through a complete service bundle of asset-based financing that addresses the full value chain, One Acre Fund provides farmers with improved seeds and fertilizer, financing for farm inputs, agricultural training, and market facilitation —and they deliver these services within walking distance of more than 1 million farmers.
Their program has proven impactful: on average, farmers working with us earn 50% more income in their first season, and significantly increase their farm income on every planted acre. In 2019, 97% of farmers working with us repaid their loans in full and on time.
Today, One Acre Fund is actively serving more than 1 million farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and India.
One Acre Fund measures success in its ability to make more farmers more prosperous. Its program is proven impactful: in 2019, farmers who worked with One Acre Fund reported 44% in additional profit compared to non-participating farmers.
One Acre Fund is a not-for-profit that is seeking to become financially sustainable. Farmer repayments cover the majority of field operating costs. The remainder of its budget is covered by grants and individual donations. It hopes to eventually sustain its programs with farmer repayments and rely on donor contributions only for program expansion.See more