MSC’s investment in One Acre Fund helps smallholder farmers in Africa access the education, supplies, and financing they need to increase crop yields. More than 50 million small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are unable to grow enough food to feed their families. One Acre Fund’s mission is to provide resources to smallholder farmers in remote areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, where crop yields and access to financing lag those of the rest of the world. Marked improvements in the lives of farmers helps surrounding communities prosper; farmers invest in education, build businesses, and help neighbors in need. Moreover, One Acre Fund introduces sustainable farming techniques so future generations will be able to continue to grow nutritious food on their land.
One Acre Fund comprehensive program provides smallholder farmers with:
- Loans to buy high-quality seeds and fertilizer
- Supplies delivered within walking distance of the farmer
- Training on modern agricultural techniques
- Crop storage solutions and education about market fluctuations, so that farmers can time the sale of their crops to maximize profits
One Acre Fund is on pace to reach 1 million farming families by 2020 and has already served over 800,000 clients in the countries of Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
You can read more about One Acre Fund at: www.oneacrefund.org