ONE ACRE FUND EXPANDS SMALLHOLDER FARMER SERVICES TO MALAWI AND UGANDA‏

May 5, 2016 - Written by Maxamed Cabdillaahi Dubbe

PRESS RELEASE

ONE ACRE FUND EXPANDS SMALLHOLDER FARMER SERVICES TO MALAWI AND UGANDA

One Acre Fund, a nonprofit agriculture organization, today announced the official opening of its Malawi and Uganda operations

BUNGOMA, Kenya, May 5, 2016/ — One Acre Fund (http://www.OneAcreFund.org), a nonprofit agriculture organization that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to increase their incomes and food security, today announced the official opening of its Malawi and Uganda operations. Malawi and Uganda began as pilots in 2013 and 2014 respectively. One Acre Fund now serves 400,000 smallholder farmers—with an estimated two million people in those households—across East and Southern Africa.

“The majority of the world’s poor are hard-working smallholder farmerswho can reach their full potential with access to finance, training, and services,” said Andrew Youn, One Acre Fund’s founder and executive director. “I’m thrilled to announcethat One Acre Fund is now able to serve smallholder farmers in Malawi and Uganda and we will continue to grow our program until no farmer goes hungry.”

Participating farmersin the One Acre Fund program receive a complete bundle of agricultural inputs and services on credit, including the delivery of high-quality seeds and fertilizer, training on how to maximize crop yields, and education on how to minimize post-harvest losses.To accommodate clients, One Acre Fund offers a flexible repayment system: Farmers may make payments toward loans in any amount and at any time during the growing season as long as they complete repayment by the season’s end. In 2015, 99 percent of One Acre Fund farmers repaid their loans in full and on time.

One Acre Fund is currently working with 2,600 farmers in the Zomba, Mulanje, and Chiradzulu districts of Malawi and 3,700farmers in the Jinja and Kamuli districts of Uganda. Loan packages vary depending on the size of land registered; farmers may enroll as little as half an acre of land. To be eligible for a loan, farmers are required to submit a small down payment of the total loan, meet regularly with a local One Acre Fund field officer, and attend in-person agricultural trainings.

Founded in 2006 in western Kenya, One Acre Fund works with more than 400,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, and Uganda, and anticipates it will serveone million farmers by 2020.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of One Acre Fund.

View multimedia content

Press Contact:
Lillian Onyango, One Acre Fund| lillian.onyango@oneacrefund.org | +254 723-266-111 (Kenya)

About One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund (http://www.OneAcreFund.org) supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Through a complete bundle of services offered on credit, the organization distributes quality farm inputs to the remote areas where farmers live, trains farmers on agriculture techniques, and educates them on how to minimize post-harvest losses and maximize market prices. The organization was founded in Bungoma, Kenya in 2006 and serves 400,000 smallholder farmers across Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, and Uganda. Follow @oneacrefund on social media or visit www.oneacrefund.org for more information.

SOURCE
One Acre Fund

Comments are closed.

Amas University

Faalooyin
thumbnail_cabdi caydiid QAYLO-DHAANTA CABDILLAHI JAWAAN – SAX MISE KHALAD? (W/Q: C/RAXMAN CAYDIID)    April 13, 2017
Marka Hore Mahad Oo Dhami Eebe Ayay U Sugnaatay, Nabadgelyo Iyo Naxariisina Suubanaheena Muxammad. M
thumbnail_17309779_425862594415240_4872512848930050901_n Fashilka wasaarada warfaafinta ee ku aadan doodaha lagu wiiqayo jiritaanka somaliland ee kaga imanaya tv yada iyo idaacadaha    April 12, 2017
Fashilka wasaarada warfaafinta ee ku aadan doodaha lagu wiiqayo jiritaanka somaliland ee kaga iman
thumbnail_Dr-Mohaamed-Abdilahi MAQAAL: Dawladda Iyo Nolosha –Qaybtii Koowaad. W/Q: Dr-Mohamed Abdilahi .    April 11, 2017
Q1aad : Falsafadda dawladnimo : ..................................................... Dawladnimoda i
thumbnail_mahad Hargaysa, Caasimad la hagraday (W/Q: Mahad Muxumed C/salaam)    April 6, 2017
Caasimada Hargaysa ee Jamhuuriyada Somaliland waxay baarka ka jartay 25 sanno hase yeeshee isbedel l
thumbnail_abdirashid guledi ahmed Ka-Faaiidaysiga Biyaha Roobka iyo Xakamaynta Gaajada W/Q: Abdirashid Ahmed Guleid.    March 28, 2017
Somaliland, marka la eego xaalada ay hadda ku jirto, waxa lagu tiriyaa wadamada ugu dib-dhacsan mark
Somaliland 18 May 2012..Waa Malintii… Midigta Isqabsaday
Archives
April 2017
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
Site stats
  • Who's Online

    4 visitors online now