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.
There are some common characteristics shared by smallholder farmers that demand more flexible loan
terms. This report details how One Acre Fund offers flexible repayment loans to the farmers we serve.
One Acre Fund has created a loan product that fits the needs of these farmers. We provide tangible goods to our clients, rather than cash. This report details asset financing at One Acre Fund.
Summary of results from our maize yields study in Busia district, Kenya, 2014
This report shares how One Acre Fund's professional development curriculum is an integral part of their mission to serve smallholder farmers and their families.
This sampling of scale innovations projects suggests the magnitude of the challenges that One Acre
Fund needs to address in order to make a dent in Africa’s hunger problem.
This white paper highlights how One Acre Fund's financial sustainability is a driver that creates the resources for organizational growth.
In 2007 and 2008, One Acre Fund farmers in Kenya repaid their loans using their maize harvest. This report details the valuable lessons about the importance of seeking feedback from clients about repayment structure, and the necessity of balancing operational complexity with impact.
A number of factors contributed to the lack of success of our bean harvest buyback program in Rwanda. This report details the lessons learned.
In 2010, One Acre Fund scouted and launched a pilot program in southern Ghana, about one-hour
interior from Cape Coast. This report shares the lessons learned from the launch of the pilot.
This excerpt is from a larger study co-authored by Bain & Company and Acumen in November 2014. It is a portion of Chapter 4, “Repeatable Models: The key to achieving ‘good scale.’” The chapter discusses the elements of Repeatable Models.
This briefing aims to demonstrate how specific products and services can expand the reach of financing for smallholder farmers.
One Acre Fund worked with various partners to better understand the science of soil pH changes and consider
ways to modify common lime application practice to suit the smallholder context.
One Acre Fund identified and tested low-rainfall tolerant maize varieties and maize planting techniques. These varieties and techniques were trialed on our low-rainfall research station during the long-rain season (March-August) of 2014.
One Acre Fund conducted a series of maize/legume intercropping trials in western Kenya in order to determine the best management practices for intercropping with maize which included common bean, soybean, and groundnut.
One Acre Fund wanted to assess if higher profits can be gained through lower fertilizer
Results of our maize yields study in Busia district, Kenya, 2014
This report provides a detailed breakdown of One Acre Fund's program impact by country in 2014
This is a blog urging AU countries, donor governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to take a bundled approach to make Africa’s agriculture potential a reality.
This report was authored by Agriculture for Impact, an advocacy initiative that convenes the Montpellier Panel to encourage better European donor support for the advancement of agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa.
This report outlines the methodology used to trial four improved banana varieties at the Kibogora research station.
In 2015, One Acre Fund trialed plant morphology-based fertilizer timing training with smallholder farmers in western Kenya.
This report shares the results of One Acre Funds research trials in Kenya and Rwanda of improved bean seeds that included eight different bush bean and nine different climbing bean varieties to identify high-yield potential commercial and pre-commercial varieties.
We conducted trials to evaluate the effectiveness of various combinations of bean disease management products for increasing bean yields and profitability.
This is a case study conducted by Alan Harlam and Barrett Hazeltine of Brown University to better understand the potential opportunities for One Acre Fund if they partnered with government services.