Stories: One Acre Fund

  • In Tanzania, Farmers Reap the Benefits of Radio

    How do you share ideas – including potentially transformative ones – with people who do not have Internet access, are largely illiterate, and live far from paved roads? Even in today’s hyper-connected world, most farmers in Tanzania – who make up 75 percent of the country’s population of  48 million –...

  • One Acre Fund Members Singing Before Weekly Farmer Training

    One Acre Fund member sing and pray before each of their weekly meetings. We observed a weekly meeting in Iringa, Tanzania, where One Acre Fund has just started its second season in Tanzania. Jennifer James reported from Tanzania as a fellow with the International Reporting Project (IRP).

  • “One Acre Fund” e e os pequenos agricultores da Tanzânia

    O livro do incrível Roger Thurow sobre o “One Acre Fund” – “Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change” (A última temporada de fome: um ano em uma comunidade rural africana prestes a se transformar, em uma tradução livre) narra um ano...

  • A Visit to One Acre Fund in Mlanda, Tanzania

    Tom Murphy took these pictures in Tanzania as a fellow with the International Reporting Project (IRP).  

  • One Acre Fund in Tanzania

    Elda Msemwa, 40, is a farmer in Maguliwa. She plants maize and onions, raises 30 chicken and two adult children ages 18 and 22. Her oldest daughter is one of the only 7 people in her village attending university after winning a government scholarship. When asked if she’s proud of her, and if she’d be upset if her daughter never...