Crop diversification isn't just a farming strategy; it's a catalyst for change. It propels farmers towards economic self-sufficiency, safeguards the environment, and fosters thriving communities.
Smallholder farmers are intimately connected with their soil, relying on it for strong harvests to feed their families and communities, and to earn an income. For this year’s World Soil Day, we’re highlighting how smallholder farmers in Tanzania are investing in their futures by taking part in our new soil testing and training offering.
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.
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.
Smallholder farmers face many challenges, but one of the toughest is accessing the finance they need to buy essential farming products like seed and fertilizer.
Our Executive Director talks about the drivers of the unfolding food security crisis, and shares his vision on how we can ensure access to healthy diets for all sustainably and inclusively.
Women farmers tend to invest more in their homes and families, thereby fuelling the prosperity of their communities.
Our Executive Director shares how we’re using the lessons learned from 2020 to chart our next decade of growth.
Across East Africa, people are talking about the role of young people in agriculture. So how do young people themselves feel about all this?
This photo essay takes us through best practice during harvesting of maize.
Wycklyfe Mwanje is investing his farm income by starting local businesses and creating jobs.
Group savings help women of Ndengelwa village in western Kenya grow together financially.
Deep in rural Uganda, a wave of excitement grips the village of Busota. It is the eve of a long-awaited day.
Though his neighbors question James' decision to plant Grevillea trees, he knows his hard work will pay off.
"I expect to harvest every time I plant millet, even in the seasons when my village receives little rainfall."
For the thousands of smallholder farmers we work with, growing trees can offer an incredible return on investment in just a few years.
Andria Mukamazimpaka’s investments in her farm and small business have enabled her family to thrive.
Mangalena Nsaiga used the income from her farm to help her daughter Cissy open a pharmacy and medical clinic in Uganda.
Two grevillea farmers explain just how great these trees have been for their farm's health and productivity.
Theresa Wanyama was one of the first farmers to join One Acre Fund. She hasn't looked back since.
This year, One Acre Fund Tanzania offered sunflower seeds and fertilizer as an add-on product farmers could sign up to buy on credit.
One Ugandan farmer was determined to turn his dream of running a thriving farm into a reality. By combining training with his passion, he succeeded.
With limited access to transport, how do Kenya's remote farmers access markets to buy and sell their goods?
Kija hoped to provide a better life for her children, so she pursued the training she needed to succeed.