In this guest post, Stephanie Hanson and Hilda Poulson of One Acre Fund outline why they believe a “distribution revolution” is needed to get tools into the hands of smallholder farmers.
The day she received her fertilizer delivery, Rwandan smallholder farmer Anonciata Mbakirirehe couldn’t help but smile. She was one of over 40 farmers who met at a village in Kayenzi, Rwanda, to receive fertilizer delivered within walking distance of their homes. The delivery was organized by One Acre Fund, which provides seed and fertilizer on credit to 200,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. Continue reading