Author: Amy Sherwood

Team Leader, Nuru Ethiopia — Originally from Nebraska, Amy has spent much of the last few years researching and working in East Africa. After studying biology at Doane College, Amy pursued an MA in International Studies and Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Wyoming. As a graduate student, Amy studied community adaptive capacity to climate change by examining the drought-coping mechanisms used by small-scale farmers in rural Kenya. Prior to joining Nuru, she worked for the Jane Goodall Institute–Tanzania as a project and volunteer coordinator for the Roots & Shoots program in Dar es Salaam. Amy has also worked for the University of Wyoming and the University of Nebraska as a research assistant, the Wyoming Conservation Corps, and in small-scale organic agriculture.
Reflections on ‘expatriate exit’ from Nuru Ethiopia in 2018

Right now, the air is abuzz with opportunity in Ethiopia. Across the country there is talk of reform and change and new ideals…

Happy International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Feven Yimer

Feven Yimer has been working with Nuru Ethiopia since its Education Program began in 2014. Originally from Addis, Feven was driven to work…

Nuru-supported Hidota Cooperative Union develops local leaders

The Leadership Program at Nuru Ethiopia (NE) has been experiencing something of a reboot lately. We spent our early years focused on crafting…

Nuru Ethiopia Grows and Centralizes Head Office in Zonal Capital

In 2014, Nuru Ethiopia (NE) started its agriculture program in a single woreda (district), Boreda Woreda, in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s…

Building development we believe in

As my flight neared its destination, I tried to remember how I felt during my first descent into Addis ten years ago when…

Reflections on ‘expat exit’ from Nuru Kenya in 2015

2015 was a big year for Nuru Kenya. In June, our whole expat team living in Kenya packed up our suitcases, said our…

Farmers profit from selling maize through Nuru Kenya Market Linkage Program

Improving income and food security for small-scale maize farmers in Kenya requires addressing challenges along the entire value chain–from planting all the way…

Bennadette Mugita on overseeing holistic, integrated impact for Nuru Kenya

Feature photo: Impact Program Manager Bennadette Mugita presenting on health communications during a Nuru Kenya team building exercise in Mombasa in May 2014. The…

7 scaling criteria as Nuru Kenya enters unknown territory

Feature photo: The Nuru Kenya District Scaling team pushes ahead into unknown territory. Nuru has always possessed a strong bias toward action. As…

Nuru Kenya Agriculture Long Rains Season Harvest in Photos: August 2014

The harvest season has arrived in Kuria West.  As farmers across the district work hard to bring their crops in from the field,…