Tony Kalm, Member of the Board of Directors, One Acre Fund, USA; Deputy Head, CGIAR crop research system.

Rural farmers make up 75% of the global poor. Since 2006, One Acre Fund has developed an innovative, market-based approach that enables any poor farmer to double farm profits in one planting season. In Africa, One Acre Fund provides a unique “market bundle” brings a functioning value chain directly to rural farmers, and includes: 1) high-quality seed and fertilizer, 2) financing, 3) weekly farm training, and 4) post-harvest and market support. Since 2006, One Acre Fund has used this combination of services to enable farmers to permanently transform their livelihoods – from poverty to profit-generation.