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Acumen Blog

July 13, 2018

We’re close to launching applications for the 2019 cohort of Acumen Fellows on August 6! But before we send you to the application page, we would like to introduce you to some of the inspiring Fellows from across the globe. Our community of almost 500...
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By Yasmina Zaidman on June 18, 2018

Smallholder farmers, as defined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), are farmers who own small-based plots of land, typically 2 hectares or less, on which they grow subsistence crops and one or two cash crops relying almost exclusively on family labor. According...
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June 06, 2018

Two new fellowships to launch in Colombia and West Africa Acumen announced today the expansion of its leadership program, which equips extraordinary people from around the world with the capacity to positively transform society. The expansion, kicking off with two new fellowships, will begin in...
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By Acumen on March 13, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Cristina Ljungberg has joined Acumen’s Board of Directors. Cristina is co-founder of The Case For Her, an innovative funding collaborative, investing in early stage markets. The Case For Her’s first impact portfolio, launched in 2017, is focused on menstrual...
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By Acumen on March 12, 2018

Acumen, in conjunction with UNIX Gallery, is pleased to present Faces Of Change, a solo exhibition by German photographer Martin Schoeller. This exhibition marks the strong continuation of Acumen’s mission to tackle worldwide poverty issues and empower the poor to participate in the global economy...
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