Greetings from One Acre Fund. I am happy to share our 2020 Annual Report, which takes stock of our progress in a year like no other. Like everyone, we adapted. Rather than expand to new markets, we focused on our current customers and were proud to maintain essential services for 1.3 million farm families.
But when I look back on the year, what stands out most is resilience, both for One Acre Fund farmers and our organization. We came out of 2020 with an even deeper commitment to building for the future.
Building farmer resilience means working to realize big harvests and helping farmers to absorb stresses to their livelihoods, like the pandemic. While farmers could still plant, many lost secondary revenue streams, like access to selling at fresh produce markets. So we took steps like ramping up our tree-planting efforts, which both build farmer assets (a tree grows in value over time) and mitigate climate change. In 2020, farmers planted 24 million trees as part of our campaign to plant 1 billion trees across Sub-Saharan Africa over the next 15 years.
For our organization, resilience means intentionally building the team and culture to guide us in our next growth phase. We renewed our focus on building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where all 8,000 staff can thrive. This included committing to restructuring our seniormost leadership team to ensure at least 50 percent African membership and broader representation of the communities we serve. While this is just the first of many improvements, we believe that change starts at the top.
Now, as we cast our gaze into the future, we are dreaming even bigger. We aim to help 10 million farmers become more prosperous by 2030, both through direct services and partnerships. We will build the team and culture that will bring that vision to life.
I am deeply grateful for your support in that journey. My heartfelt thanks to each one of you.