What is the One Acre Fund & what did they learn about the process of innovation?


Ann Mei Chang (Author & former USAID Chief Innovation Officer)

Ann Mei Chang discusses the organization the One Acre Fund that helps farmers in different areas of Africa to improve their farm skills and earn more money for their produce. She talks about the problems the organization ran into when they did not sufficiently test one of their solutions.
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About Author

Ann Mei Chang

Author & former USAID Chief Innovation Officer

Ann Mei Chang is a leading expert on social innovation the author of Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good (Wiley, Oct 2018). Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer at both USAID and Mercy Corps. Prior to her pivot to social good, Ann Mei was a seasoned Silicon Valley executive, with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading companies as Google, Apple, and Intuit, as well as a number of startups.

Interviewed By

Vaishali Jain

Vaishali Jain

Sarder TV Journalist, and Former Bloomberg TV Journalist

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