One Acre Fund


Jazi Foundation co-funded One Acre Fund pilots result in two new country launches

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.


Jazi & Pymwymic co-fund One Acre Fund pilot in Uganda

Carolyne Lunani harvests her maize in late August. With the maize she harvested, she now has enough food for the year and is able to pay for her children's school fees.

Carolyne Lunani harvests her maize in late August. With the maize she harvested, she now has enough food for the year and is able to pay for her children’s school fees.

In 2013 Jazi Foundation and Pymwymic first came into contact with the One Acre Fund, a wonderful organisation very effectively supporting smallholder farmer families in eastern Africa (over 200,000 at the time of writing). We decided to unite and, early 2014, came together to create a giving circle to co-fund the pilot phase of a new country for the One Acre Fund, Malawi.

The pilot in Malawi is progressing very well and is quickly nearing completion with the upcoming harvest (read updates here). The result will not only be helping 939 farming families (approx 5,000 people) out of hunger. It also lays the foundation for the One Acre Fund to support many thousands more farming families at it soon progresses with the full country launch of Malawi.

A few months ago we got the opportunity to co-fund the pilot in another new country for the One Acre Fund, Uganda. We are proud that Jazi Foundation has, together with several other donors from our Jazi / Pymwymic community, donated the €90,000 needed.

This also marks the start of a new partnership with Focusing Philanthropy, a US based organisation, who have co-funded both Malawi and Uganda for the One Acre Fund together with us.