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.
Many One Acre Fund farmers in Kenya own at least one dairy cow. However, most have only local breeds, and produce very little milk. We thought that by helping farmers to improve cow health and milk production, One Acre Fund might be able to generate impact for our farmers. In 2014 in Kenya, we conducted small trials. Our goal was to test and develop products that would allow farmers to boost their milk production, thus giving households more milk to consume and to sell.
This report shares the Soybean trial results from research station and on-farm field trials conducted in Rwanda and Kenya in 2014.
Summary of findings for study estimating the level of cost savings from purchasing solar lamps in Kenya and Rwanda.
This white paper highlights, why earned income for organizations such as One Acre Fund, is not enough and how donor grants provide much-needed support.
This study demonstrates the potential of reintroducing finger millet to 45,000 smallholder farmers as an alternative cereal to disease-susceptible maize varieties commonly grown in Kenya.
This white paper highlights how One Acre Fund has developed a model for distributing agricultural technologies directly to Africa’s poor farmers.
An introduction to East African Smallholder Agriculture to provide basic technical understanding of the various farming practices and why they matter to ensure long term soil health and maximize farmer production and profit.
During the 2013 long rains in Kenya, One Acre Fund offered 60,000 program farmers improved collard greens seed and plant management training. The trial tested farmers' adoption of the crop and transplanting methods.
As an active partner with the U.S. government, One Acre Fund believes that foreign aid must be designed to maximize impact and value for money for taxpayers, while submitting to rigorous evaluation.
This blog discusses what is more valuable; organizations measuring for their own improvement, or from the social sector improving on the measurement tools and techniques available to organizations in the first place.
This report identifies five primary growth pathways for deploying investment to address smallholder finance
Summary of results for our maize yields study in Chwele district, Kenya, 2009
Download One Acre Fund's first performance report (from March – October 2006), which offers a frank look at hard metrics, which we use to guide every step of our operations.