Featured Photo: Extending the growing season in Kenya
In Western Kenya, these smallholder farmers work with OPIC partner One Acre Fund, to plant their crop earlier in the season to increase their yields.
Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, much of the food production comes from smallholder farmers. These farmers are typically women living in homes that lack electricity and water, and often work with a plot of land less than the size of a football field, with limited resources. Producing enough food to last a whole year is difficult for the family when they lack access to quality inputs, finance, and technical knowledge. One Acre Fund is a New York-based non-profit that helps supply these farmers with tools and training to grow and sell more food.