One Acre Fund

Countries   Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia 
     
Beneficiaries                   One Acre Fund works with more than 800,000 farm families in East Africa and is well on track to serve over 1 million families by 2020. It has a proven track record of doubling farm income for these families by providing them with asset-based loans, delivering agricultural inputs within walking distance and training the families on the best agricultural techniques. 
     
Project Description    One Acre Fund works with small-scale farmers to help them out of poverty and provides tools and know how to increase farm productivity. By supporting this NGO, Sidley's work has contributed to expanding fundraising possibilities and access to capital and, in turn, helped the farming families with which the fund works. http://www.oneacrefund.org/
     
Scope of Legal Assistance    Sidley has provided assistance to One Acre Fund in several areas such as loan agreement reviews, registration of a trademark and as a charity, tax advice, M&A advice, employment law advice, fraud and compliance counsel, etc.  
     
Legal Team    Christopher Allen, Scott Andersen, Stephanie D. Boughnou, Dusan Clark, Dominique Costesec, Dorothee Fischer-Appelt, Rob Hardy, Joshua T. Hofheimer, Laure-Helene Laissue, Lyndsey Laverack, Mark Poole, Annie Wallis, Jade Williams-Adedeji, Aamir Wyne, Leslie Shubert, Helen Theung, Zimu Yang
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