One Acre Fund Trains Local Farmers on How to Grow Crops Effectively

By: Elise Ying-Hei Ho - Published: • References: youtu.be & oneacrefund.org
Founded in 2006 by then-MBA student of Kellogg School of Management Andrew Youn, the One Acre Fund focuses on all-around training for self-sustaining famers in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa. To help prevent hunger and malnutrition, One Acre Fund teaches its subsistence farmers the four components of its program model, which consists of effectively growing, nurturing, preserving and earning money and crop insurance.

After their training, the social business’s field officers carry out monthly visits to their farmers’ land and provide them with new equipment and fertilizer as it is necessary. With the proper tools and techniques, the farmers are able to produce a significant increase in maize that they can feed their families, preserve, as well as sell at the markets.

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