Over the past two years Jazi Foundation co-funded the One Acre Fund new country pilots in Malawi and Uganda, involving 1000 smallholder farmer families each. To realise these projects we worked in partnership with Focusing Philanthropy (US), Pymwymic (NL) and invited several other generous donors to join us on this journey.
On 13 April 2016 the One Acre Fund revealed to us in Amsterdam that both pilots were a success and have now resulted in the ‘full country launch’ of both these countries. This year the 2,000 pilot smallholder farmer families supported in both countries has already increased to 6,800 smallholder farmer families! If things go as planned over the next couple of years this can grow to more than 100,000.
A very high impact, for a relatively low investment!
In May 2016, Jazi Foundation plans to finance the next new country pilot, Zambia, with a contribution of €90.000. Again we aim to provide this by creating a giving circle with several other donors. To join please contact us.
Below the presentation given by the One Acre Fund in Amsterdam.