What farmers need
Rural farm families need a reliable way to build long-term assets in addition to seasonal harvests, which can fluctuate each year. Agroforestry offers a path to sustainable profits while also helping the environment.
What we do
One Acre Fund offers a comprehensive tree package that supplements seasonal harvests to bolster farmers' livelihoods, not only directly through increased income, but also through co-benefits like improved soil health. When planted alongside crops, most varieties of trees contribute significantly to soil health by controlling erosion, improving the soil’s ability to absorb water, and maintaining a high level of organic matter, as well as fixing nitrogen. Trees can also play an important role in improving biodiversity.
We believe tree planting is Africa’s single most powerful intervention at the intersection of climate and poverty for smallholder farmers. It is a cost-effective way for rural households to build assets and to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to help tackle the climate crisis. After nearly a decade of research and development, we are championing Africa’s largest and most efficient farmer-led tree planting initiative — to plant 1 billion trees by 2030.
For the thousands of smallholder farmers we work with, growing trees can offer an incredible return on investment in just a few years.
Though his neighbors question James' decision to plant Grevillea trees, he knows his hard work will pay off.
Investing in trees might not sound like the most exciting investment, but trees can offer financial and social returns for years to come.
Invest in Farmers
Smallholder farmers hold the key to a brighter future. Help us serve even more farm families today!