KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Organization proposing an integrated support offer to 400 000 smallholders to enable them to improve their agricultural productivity and increase their income; One Acre Fund provides to smallholders partners, thanks to an integrated solution, the material, input, knowledge and the agricultural insurance required to increase productivity
- Specificity: ONE ACRE FUND turns smallholders into entrepreneurs
- Impact: 400 000 smallholders reached impacted in 4 countries

 

FUNCTIONING

INTEGRATED MODEL PROPOSED TO CLIENT SMALLHOLDERS:
Equipment
> Equipments are made available to smallholders free of any upfront investment

Input delivery
> Seeds and fertilizers delivery to overcome existing distribution network limitations

Training
Ramp-up of farmers' skills regarding the use of modern agricultural products

Business education
Focus on harvest loss minimization through proper storage and surplus maximization

 

SCOPE

KENYA / MALAWI / RWANDA / BURUNDI / UGANDA / TANZANIA
400 000 smallholders reached in 2015

 

BUDGET

$43M for 4 countries
in 2014

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
10% - 60% productivity increase up to 300% in some cases

Climate change
Soil management optimization
Reasonable use of inputs
Conversion in arboriculture of 150k farmers

Sustainable dev. goals
+55% in annual income 2015 average for the farmers

 

NEXT STEPS

Diversification of the offer toward meso-credit for new investments (e.g. poultry house, livestock)
Increase of the number of smallholders reached by ONE ACRE FUND's offer (objective of 1M in 2020)
Reinforcement of the structure to cope with the organization's growth (already +4.000 people)

 

THE FINANCIAL MODALITIES FACILITATE THE REIMBURSEMENT

Grouping of farmers and commitment to reimburse in case of individual default
> Decrease of credit risk
> Global reimbursement rate of %100 in 2014

Establishment of a exible reimbursement schedule
> Modalities and schedule set depending on the harvests

Mandatory insurance against climate risks
> Hedging of the loan amount in case of weather hazard

 

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