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Part i rural and agricultural finance partnerships in poverty alleviation and sustainable development jessica-gamburg

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Part i rural and agricultural finance partnerships in poverty alleviation and sustainable development jessica-gamburg

  1. 1. One Acre Fund Farmers First www.oneacrefund.org
  2. 2. COUNTRIES: One Acre Fund is based in rural East Africa  We currently serve farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. Kenya Rwanda Burundi Tanzania
  3. 3. PROGRAM MODEL: Complete “market in a box” for rural smallholder farmers Producer Groups Seed and Fertilizer on Loan Training Storage and Market Access
  4. 4. PROGRAM MODEL: Delivery of “market in a box” to each farmer’s doorstep Rural Distribution Network At each pin, “market-in-a box” is delivered within 3 kilometers of every farmer enrolled in our program
  5. 5. DASHBOARD: One Acre Fund measures success across three metrics: Scale, Impact, & Sustainabiltiy Scale: Impact*: Sustainability**: Families Served Avg % gain in income % Field sustainability * Our farm families gain at least 100% in farm income per year, an average ** 74% of our field expenses are covered by revenues generated by our field program
  6. 6. Mary Louise. - Farmer in our Rwanda program since 2009. - Six children, disabled husband named Pascal. - Resettled from the DRC.
  7. 7. Small land. Like most Rwanda farmers, Mary Louise has an extremely small portion of land to plant: about 1/8 acre.
  8. 8. Yield. Mary Louise harvested enough food to feed her entire family in her first season with One Acre Fund…
  9. 9. Smiles. … Making her a very happy woman.
  10. 10. Eating more and better. Her children are now eating nutritiously and even have simple health insurance.
  11. 11. Investment. Mary Louise used her additional harvest income to invest in a dairy cow.
  12. 12. Investment. She also bought a small shop.
  13. 13. Farmer Pride. Mary Louise was selected to represent her district at a regional agriculture show.
  14. 14. Harvests lead to development. Mary Louise’s harvests today will determine the future of her entire family. ww.oneacrefund.org One Acre Fun Farmers First

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