Author: Matt Lineal

Chief Program Officer — Matt received his BA in Government and Spanish from Lawrence University and a MS in Forest Sciences from Colorado State University, and began his international service career in rural Honduras, first as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later with The Nature Conservancy. Over several years punctuated by severe challenges for Hondurans, his experiences were eye opening as to how people navigate the complexities of rural life. Matt was drawn to Nuru International in 2011 with the resolve to take on tough challenges and has been humbled and amazed to be part of the transformational impact of local leaders. As Nuru’s Chief Program Officer, Matt continues to promote the agency of rural communities as the foundation of meaningful positive change.
The effects of El Niño in East Africa

El Niño, warmer than average waters in the Pacific Ocean, affects global weather and climate. Winter is warmer in the northern US and…

Nuru International Participates in Clinton Global Initiative “Week of Action”

Clinton Global Initiative, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing…

Nuru Agriculture Expands from 3 to 10 Areas in Southwest Ethiopia

The 2015 planting season activities are in full swing for both Nuru Ethiopia and Nuru Kenya!

How Nuru Helps Farmers Take Their First Steps Out of Extreme Poverty

Nuru International’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. Globally, 1.6 billion people live in extreme poverty [Multidimensional Poverty Index…

Nuru Welcomes Agriculture Program Specialist Mackenzie Knowling to Ethiopia Project

In this update, I introduce Nuru International’s Agriculture Program Specialist for Ethiopia, Mackenzie Knowling, . Before I do so, let’s review where we’ve come…

Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Program: Applying Lessons Learned in 2015

Nuru International emphasizes a learning approach in the design, planning, and execution of its programming. Periods of reflection and review afford the opportunity…

Nuru International Takes Part in the Mulago Foundation Agriculture Summit

From June 18th to 20th a group of organizations convened for the Mulago Foundation Agriculture Summit. Representation included COMACO, Farm Shop, Innovations for…

Crops shine a healthy dark green as they grow tall, bear flowers, shed pollen and are forming grain on Nuru farmer fields in…

Nuru International’s goal is to end extreme poverty in remote rural areas across the globe. The challenge of ending extreme poverty is colossal…

Nuru’s Agriculture Programs in Kenya and Ethiopia have launched crop operations in 2014 holding crop diversification as a central element. What is crop…