Over 2 billion people rely on smallholder farms for food and income. Putting farmers at the center of global climate dialogue is critical to identifying effective climate-resilience solutions.
Farmer-led: One Acre Fund works collaboratively with farmers to develop solutions for smallholder resilience. Our 7k+ staff engage with farmers through focus groups, mass annual household surveys, 'always on' customer hotlines in every country, and through our field staff themselves, the majority of whom are farmers from the communities where we work.
Elevate farmer voices: We are utilizing the insights of smallholder farmers to advocate for climate solutions at an international and national level, alongside thought leadership in the sector.
In 2022, we attended COP27 in 2022 to amplify the voices of smallholder farmers in international decision making, and in 2023 released our Global Croptake - a report summarising changes in key indicators since the Paris Agreement, and what further changes the global community might see if we continue on our current trajectory.
The Croptake is a rallying call to action for governments, policymakers, financial institutions and civil society to increase engagement with and investment in smallholder farmers, ensuring smallholders can build a prosperous future and sustain their livelihoods despite the income shocks, loss and damage caused by the climate crisis.
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.
One Acre Fund is focused on helping farmers adapt to the rapidly changing climate. Adaption is critical - hundreds of millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa depend on agriculture to support their families.
One Acre Fund supports smallholder farmers to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis through on-farm tree planting and soil health practices that sequester carbon from the atmosphere.