Teso 2017 RCT Summary

Impact study
Summary of results for our maize and beans production impact study in Teso district, Kenya, 2017.

One Acre Fund believes in measuring our program impact for two distinct purposes: to both prove and improve our impact. Every year, we take thousands of physical harvest weights from both One Acre Fund farmers and their neighbors, who are matched on observable characteristics, and estimate the extra profit farmers make by joining our program. We use this data to prove our impact, but it’s especially useful for improving our program, as it provides us with a rich data set to make strategic decisions and to assess our progress over the years and across countries. For example, this data allows us to understand variations in impact among crops and regions, place research attention where we are underperforming, and scale up in areas where we are performing well.