We are living through a great awakening. The global pandemic has brought the world to a halt and exposed the insufficiencies of our current systems and the consequences of unbridled capitalism.
Acumen India has invested in S4S Technologies, a company whose solar-powered drying machines are increasing smallholder farmers’ incomes while reducing food waste. THE CHALLENGE: WASTED CROPS In India, smallholder farmers’ incomes depend not only on the amount of crops they have to sell but also...
Acumen has invested in Kheyti, a company whose greenhouses help farmers in India adapt to the effects of climate change. THE CHALLENGE: CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYING FARMER CROPS About 70 percent of families in rural India—most of whom own less than five acres of land and...
With 80 percent of the world’s poor working mainly in farming, fighting poverty is inextricably intertwined with changing the status quo of agriculture. As climate change presents farmers with challenges from severe drought to locust infestations, the urgency of these efforts is only increasing. Acumen...
IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Acumen Academy to Award $50,000 to Social Entrepreneurs in East Africa
Two accelerator participants will each receive $25,000 to help scale their enterprises, in addition to business continuity funding that 75 percent of the cohort received for their work serving vulnerable communities in East Africa. NAIROBI, Kenya, September 14, 2020 -- Jony Meshesha of Green Face...