The Harvest Fund
Investing In The Future of Female Farmers
We help entrepreneurially-minded, smallscale female farmers access agricultural innovations and microfinance
With startup roots in San Francisco and operations in Zambia, we bridge entrepreneurial thought and the reality of subsistence farmers living marginally on a dollar a day. While most traditional donor-funded programs work on a large-scale basis, we focus on small cohorts of the best and brightest women farmers and enable them to rapidly escape extreme poverty. Using the power of behavioral change, incentives, and intensive training to increase agricultural productivity, we help marginalized women vastly improve their incomes and dare to hope in a long-term future they fully participate in.
In a rapidly changing, tenuous world, our model embraces four key pillars that we believe will create a better, more equitable future: climate adaptation, behavioral change, women's empowerment, and smallscale farmer-centric technology.
We restore an over-exploited resource, soil, which will not only exponentially increase yields but also stabilize CO2 emissions
We analyze our farmers' motivations and apply incentives to encourage them to embrace new practices
We lift up women to break gender biases that limit their success as farmers
We source proven agricultural technologies and cost-share them with our farmers to more rapidly increase their yields and incomes
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The Harvest Fund is a US IRS 501(c)(3) registered organization