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Designing Tech for Rural Areas

One Acre Fund's Global Director of Technology on why it's an exciting time to be a techie and humanitarian in East Africa.

29 Nov 2018 Our Ideas Innovations

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Crop Insurance Can Improve Food Security in Africa

One proven tool to increase farmers’ resilience is crop insurance, but more government support is needed.

5 Nov 2018 Our Ideas Climate Change Video

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5 Digital Innovations Making A Difference Outside The City

Cutting-edge technology isn’t just for the big city. Here’s how new innovations are making a difference across rural Kenya.

14 Aug 2018 Our Ideas Innovations Kenya

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Social Entrepreneurs: Invest in Trees

Investing in trees might not sound like the most exciting investment, but trees can offer financial and social returns for years to come.

25 Jul 2018 Our Ideas Trees Kenya

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Why Kenyan Feminists Should Advocate for Financial Equality

If more rural women had access to financing, a lot of things could change -- both for individual families and entire communities.

12 Jul 2018 Our Ideas Financial Inclusion Kenya

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What Climate Change Means for Agriculture in Africa

Farmers who depend on rain to grow crops are already feeling the effects of our changing climate.

20 Apr 2018 Our Ideas Climate Change

Judith Wanyama, One Acre Fund

Moonshot Ideas in Agriculture

What’s the next big thing in farming? Here are five ideas that could revolutionize how we feed the world.

9 Feb 2018 Our Ideas Innovations

Mary Bomani, Solar Lamp

High-Impact Organizations We Love

There are many great nonprofits and social enterprises doing impactful work to end hunger and poverty.

24 Jan 2018 Our Ideas

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Smallholder Farmers are Key to Food Security

To improve food security, the government should adopt more solutions that directly benefit smallholder farmers.

22 Jan 2018 Our Ideas

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Seven Surprising Careers in Agriculture

Working in agriculture means more than simply farming.

3 Nov 2017 Our Ideas Working At One Acre Fund

Isaac Mukonyi at Kenya Ekero Research Station

Young People Are Crucial to Africa’s Rural Transformation

Africa’s agricultural industry is expected to grow, creating opportunities for young people entering the workforce.

17 Oct 2017 Our Ideas

Matthew and Everline Wakhungu

Here's how Mobile Phones Are Making Difference in Kenya's Farmers' Lives

A look at the huge impact digitized loan repayments is having on Kenyan smallholder farmers.

8 Jun 2017 Our Ideas Innovations Kenya

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Climate Change Is Already A Reality For The World's Farmers

One Acre Fund releases statement following announcement of U.S. intention to withdraw from Paris climate agreement.

2 Jun 2017 Our Ideas Climate Change

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Closing The Access Gap For Smallholder Farmers

Scientists around the globe work hard every day to solve the world’s toughest challenges. But for one of humanity’s biggest problems, the solution already exists.

1 Jun 2017 Our Ideas

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Trump Plan To Cut Foreign Aid Endangers U.S. Interests

President Donald Trump’s plan to slash U.S. foreign aid in favor of increased military spending is likely to have the opposite effect he intends.

11 Apr 2017 Our Ideas

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Climate Funds Should Target Smallholder Farmers

How can we get farmers the resources they need to put climate-smart farming into practice?

21 Feb 2017 Our Ideas Climate Change

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Why Growing Trees Makes Perfect Sense for Smallholder Farmers

Growing trees can offer an incredible return on investment for our farmers in just a few years.

27 Jun 2016 Farmer Stories Our Ideas Trees

Beans Pulses

Gates Foundation Scientist: Pulses are a Game-Changer

Dr. Jeff Ehlers tells us what actions the development community can take to harness the power of pulses.

10 Jun 2016 Our Ideas

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One Acre Fund Commends Congress Passage of Global Food Security Act

The act will help millions of smallholder farmers get access to the support and training they need.

14 Apr 2016 Our Ideas One Acre Fund News

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Taking the Market to the Farmer

Even when farmers have good harvests, a lack of market access prevents them from running businesses that truly thrive.

4 Apr 2016 Our Ideas Innovations Tanzania

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