By transparently sharing our data, insights, successes, and failures, we aim to provide a comprehensive portrayal of our overall impact. We think of impact as our "North Star", and rigorous measurement is the only way to know if we are heading in the right direction.
This report highlights the gaps between the demand for agriculture financing and the supply provided by public banks, microfinance institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and other financial institutions.
One Acre Fund consulted a range of experts to identify the most impactful interventions when considering the productivity of backyard poultry. These included the University of Queensland (Australia) and the Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO).
MEL agronomic survey data from 2016-2020.
This report shares the results of soybean and rhizobium trial which was run with 82 farmers in 7 different cells to test the adoption rate and the ability to scale.
We tracked 400 farmers for a full calendar year, exhaustively surveying them about their spending and income.
This reports sets the baseline for a longitudinal study we began in 2015 looking at the impacts of One Acre Fund program participation among our clients.
Using a social return on investment framework, organizations can estimate the future impact, cost, and scale of programs before they begin, and allocate resources for greater impact.
This is the written statement of a One Acre Fund's Global Senior Policy Analyst who stood before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations at the Subcommittee Hearing for Food Security and Nutrition Programs in Africa.
In 2013, One Acre Fund Rwanda decided to trial the drop distribution method used by our Kenya
program. In 2014, Rwanda scaled up drop distribution across the entire country operation. This report shares why rolling distribution allowed One Acre Fund to grow its program in Rwanda and was an effective distribution method for years and how it became untenable.
One Acre Fund serves farmers in a group lending model. The hypothesis was that it might be easier, as well as less risky, to drive up clients per group than to form brand-new groups. This report shares why problems emerged and the lessons learned.
This report shares the results of research conducted side-by-side (Phase 2) trials of different improved orange sweet potatoes compared with local varieties, as well as trials to compare the relative effect of variety, fertilizer use, and planting method on sweet potato yields.
This report outlines the work of One Acre Fund to deliver lime and other soil acidity ameliorating tools to smallholder farmers in East Africa.
This study looks at how pioneering companies and organizations have succeeded in enrolling smallholder
farmers in productivity-enhancing schemes, sustainably and at scale – either as buyers of produce or sellers of products, services or equipment.
In 2008, One Acre Fund conducted a pilot in eastern Uganda, which was its first pilot program outside of Kenya. This report details the lessons learned from the lack of success in this pilot program.
This report shares the results of custom fertilizer blend trials that were conducted on farmer fields in the long rain season of 2015 in western Kenya.
In this memo, we share our experience addressing selection bias through experimenting with four different approaches: propensity score matching, randomized control trials, newly enrolled farmers, and difference-in-difference.
One Acre Fund consulted a range of experts to identify promising best management practices for pigeon pea in East Africa. These include the International Centre for Research in the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO).
In Rwanda, One Acre Fund consulted a range of experts to identify commercially available, high-quality sources of rock phosphate. These organizations included the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI).
In this report One Acre highlights the books, videos, and papers that assisted the team to better understand the market opportunity for farm microfinance and the next steps.
This report provides a detailed breakdown of One Acre Fund's 2014 program impact by country.
Why mission-driven organizations need a more nuanced understanding of why and how impact may fluctuate over time.
This report defines a series of interim outcomes One Acre Fund hopes to achieve by engaging with policymakers in East Africa.
This whitepaper recommends that early attention be given to local government relations. Further, as trials turn into programs and organizations look to expand, strong local government relationships become essential to future growth.
This report shares the results of trials that One Acre Fund held to test home post-harvest storage.