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Featured Photo: Extending the growing season in Kenya

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(Photo Credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund)


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.

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