Saturday, October 20, 2012

One Acre At A Time Benefits Africans

The One Acre Fund currently operates in 19 districts across Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi. It is "concentrated on one-acre subsistence farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa – one of the largest groups of "forgotten poor" in the world. We provide a complete, functioning market system – making it possible for even the poorest and most rural farmer to generate more income, and permanently solve their own hunger problem," according  to the website

The One Acre Fund is rooted in a 2005 "summer internship experience in Africa and interviews subsistence farmers; learns that modern agricultural techniques can lead to significant boosts in productivity and cuts in malnutrition."  By 2010 the non profit served its 30,000th family.

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