Farmers are the key to achieving food security and prosperity.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, most people living on $1 a day are farmers. One Acre Fund supplies farmers with the farm supplies and training they need to grow more food and earn more money. What we do
Millions of farmers choose to work with One Acre Fund to feed their families and improve their lives.
families who earn a living from small, rain-fed farms in rural areas
in the 9 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that produce 80% of the continent's food
quality seed and agricultural services to make farms more productive
larger harvests and 45% more farm income on the same plot of land
Invest in small-scale farms in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Farmers choose to work with One Acre Fund to improve their farms and their lives. Your donation helps One Acre Fund deliver services to a farm family for a full year.
One Acre Fund's Global Croptake
We've launched our Global Croptake ahead of #COP28, looking at the threats facing smallholder farmers as a result of the climate crisis. It warns of a global decline in crop yields of 3–12% by 2050 and 11–25% by 2100.
In just the first season farming with One Acre Fund, Claudine Ayinkamiye, a 30-year-old farmer from Rwanda, managed to produce 900 kilos of potatoes and maize. Thanks to this surplus, she was able to invest in different crops and trees, making her better equipped to withstand erratic weather due to climate change.
Trina Mwiinga grows trees on her farm in Zambia with One Acre Fund. In addition to the benefits trees provide - boosting her crop harvest, by protecting them from climate breakdown and providing shade for her animals from extreme heat - she is paid to look after them by One Acre Fund.
Fifty-two-year-old One Acre Fund field officer Alphonsine Nyiransabimana dreams of a thriving agricultural industry in Rwanda, where farmers can earn a decent living. She is working to fulfill this mission by helping farmers in her local community access credit and quality seeds so that they can increase their harvests and adapt to extreme weather caused by the climate crisis.
We are excited to announce the launch of One Acre Fund Re, a reinsurance facility that will safeguard smallholder farmers in the face of extreme weather events’ devastating impacts on crop yields.
Meet Angelus Mwapinga, a 50-year-old farmer from Tanzania. Determined to send his seven children to school, he leveraged credit from One Acre Fund to buy high quality farming inputs leading to a 20% increase in his harvest. His success means that he has been able to expand his farm, now growing potatoes and fruit tree seedlings. Diversification like this helps protect him against climate shocks.
Starting as a pilot serving 150 farmers in 2018 in Niger State, our program in Nigeria has been hugely successful – in 2022, we served over 24,000 farmers. We are rapidly scaling and expanding our work, which has the potential to transform the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Nigeria’s smallholder farmers over the next decade.
Our Executive Director, Andrew Youn, shares his vision on why investing in young farmers is key to addressing the challenges we face in agriculture today – from sustainably feeding the world’s growing population to finding lasting solutions to resilient, profitable agriculture.