Author: Casey Harrison

Livelihoods & Agribusiness Director — Casey was born and raised on a farm in rural Maryland, and has worked at the nexus of smallholder farming in Africa and natural resource management since 2009. Prior to Nuru, he contributed as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia where he served as an agricultural extension agent, and worked with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on mitigating the negative environmental and social impacts of agricultural production and value chains with a focus on East and Southern Africa. He has completed a dual MA in Natural Resource Management and International Affairs from American University in Washington DC and the University for Peace in Costa Rica, and in his free time, Casey enjoys traveling, backpacking, biking, and live music of all kinds.

Nuru’s training curricula are designed to optimize the present capabilities, opportunities and motivations of the farmers they serve. For example, Nuru Kenya tested…

Championing Behavior Change in Agriculture

Previously, I shared a brief post about how Nuru’s Rural Livelihoods/Agriculture programming generally works with farmers. Today I’d like to dive in a bit to…

Keeping the Culture in Agriculture: Smart Farming

Feed grasses, beans, maize, goat and sheep fattening, and dairy are just a few of the activities that are part of a Nuru…

Nuru Kenya Dairy Commercialization: a feed to market approach

Dairy Diversification from Feed to Market The Nuru Kenya (NK) rural livelihoods team is leading a “feed to market” effort that will transform…

Fighting the Fall Armyworm Outbreak in 2018

Current state of play The Fall Armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda began its swift expedition across Sub Saharan (S.S.) Africa in 2016. By the…

The Fall Armyworm Outbreak

The Fall Armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda is a major economic pest of maize across the American continents from the United States to Brazil….

Nuru Kenya Input Issue 2017

The goal of Nuru Kenya’s agriculture program is to reduce food insecurity and foster a stable and sustainable economic base to prevent episodic…