Author: Douglas La Rose

Agriculture Program Specialist — Douglas is an anthropologist and agriculturalist who has been working in rural Africa since 2005. He received his MA in Applied Anthropology from San Diego State University in 2011 after conducting an extensive quantitative and qualitative research project on agricultural adaptations to environmental change in the Volta Region of Ghana. Douglas has extensive experience in agriculture, having managed an agroforestry project in Ghana that focuses on sustainable cocoa, plantain, banana, and palm nut production.
Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Harvest Season in Photos: September 2014

The harvest season has arrived in Boreda Ethiopia.  As farmers across the wereda work hard to bring their crops in from the field,…

Impact and Optimism: The Story of One Nuru Ethiopia Farmer During the 2014 Belg Season

In 2013, Ermias Gona Waja harvested four bags of maize and one bag of beans from his half-hectare plot in the village of…

The Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Team is excited to share an update of the 2014 belg season planting through photographs. Nuru Ethiopia farmers have…

The Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Team is excited to share an update of the 2014 belg season planting through photographs. Nuru Ethiopia farmers have…

The Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Team is excited to share the beginnings of the 2014 belg season planting through photographs. As these farmers continue…

The Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Team is excited to share the beginnings of the 2014 belg season planting through photographs. As these farmers continue…

Maize and haricot beans, according to the strengths and needs assessment carried out by Nuru International’s Monitoring and Evaluation team last year, are…

Nuru Ethiopia’s Agriculture Program is founded on two basic premises. The first premise is that subsistence crops (sweet potatoes, taro, and enset[1]) that…

In late October and early November, a segment of the Nuru Ethiopia staff made a journey to Isebania, Kenya to learn about the…

Every society has staple foods that embody its subsistence strategy. In agricultural societies, this suite of staple crops is determined by a variety…