From Small Farms to Market

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    Can small-scale farmers feed the world? Students will learn about an organization called One Acre Fund that brings struggling farmers together to establish a market community and offers them a unique investment package.



    Grade Level:


    Estimated Time:

    50 minutes

    Materials Needed:

    Student handout, Student computers with Internet access


    • Students will describe the state of agriculture and hunger in three east African countries.
    • Students will describe the details of a business model.
    • Students will describe the impact of new communication technology on rural markets.
    • Students will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the approach and discuss if the model can be applied more globally.

    Concepts Covered:

    Market community, insurance, loans, market access