Extension Approaches-Innovative Approaches to Extension: The One Acre Fund Method

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Written by: Nicholas Daniels, Kenya government relations analyst, One Acre Fund, and Stephanie Hanson, director of policy and outreach, One Acre Fund
 
Lorna Simiyu is a Kenyan farmer, a mother of five who is singlehandedly growing her family out of poverty. Lorna’s day starts early. By 6am she
is preparing breakfast for her children and getting them ready for school. An hour later she has finished milking the cow and collecting eggs, all
before her main activity of the day: weeding a one acre maize field.

Lorna lives some 20 kilometres away from the nearest town. In the past, obtaining good seed and fertiliser at the right time was a challenge for
Lorna, as was getting a loan to purchase them. But in 2011, Lorna joined One Acre Fund, an agriculture organization that provid