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Nuru Nigeria Partners with GIZ to Support Farmer Adaptation to Climate Change

Nuru Nigeria, as part of its community climate resilience strategy and in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), is providing northeast Nigerian farmers with seeds through their farmer cooperatives. These medium-maturing, drought-resistant, pest and disease-resistant high-yielding groundnut and soybean seeds have been distributed to over 4,000 farmers. In the face of climate change

Nuru Nigeria Partners with GIZ to Empower Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2023  Contact: Simon | info@nuruinternational.org Abuja, Nigeria–Nuru Nigeria, in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),  is proud to announce the successful distribution of 2,500 ewes and 250 rams as part of its gender-transformative approach to equipping smallholder farmers with the tools needed to chart a path out of

Nuru Burkina Faso Secures USAID Award

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2023 Contact: Tacy Layne | info@nuruinternational.org  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso–Nuru Burkina Faso, in its second year of operations, has secured a grant totaling $2 million through USAID Locally Led Development Initiative in support of its TILIGRE Initiative for Farmers’ Resilience (TIFR). Notably, while other organizational members of the Nuru Collective

Mung Bean Cultivation Building Community Climate Resilience in Rural Ethiopia

Local leaders are vital to successful interventions in rural communities, as they can implement programming that is responsive to the local needs of farmers. Nuru Ethiopia introduced mung bean to its smallholder farmers living in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia in 2018-2019. The intention was to diversify crop production, increase

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants $2.25 Million to Nuru Burkina Faso to Increase Agribusiness Opportunities for Smallholder Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2023 Contact: Tacy Layne | info@nuruinternational.org; Michelle Tsai | mtsai@helmsleytrust.org Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso–The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced a new grant to fund Nuru Burkina Faso for the next two years. This funding of $2.25 million will enable Nuru Burkina Faso to expand agribusiness opportunities

USAID’s Building Sustainable Livelihoods Activity Supports Improved Food and Nutrition Security for Farmers in Adamawa State

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2023 Contact: Amy Gaman, Chief of Party BSL | info@nurunigeria.org Yola, Nigeria – Nuru Nigeria has successfully completed the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Building Sustainable Livelihoods (BSL) activity, focused on improving food and nutrition security, promoting health and hygiene, building profitable farmer cooperatives, and increasing

Nuru Nigeria Partners with Vitamin Angels

Nuru Nigeria and Vitamin Angels Support Women and Children in Nigeria Nuru Nigeria is addressing malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies for vulnerable pregnant women and children in northeast Nigeria.  Vitamin Angels is partnering with Nuru and the Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency, for the third year in a row through donations of Vitamin A,

Earth Day: An Urgent Call for Climate Change Adaptation Investment

Nuru Recognizes Earth Day 2023 The Earth Day 2023 theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” Nuru is honored to stand with a growing network of partners around the globe to recognize Earth Day 2023 and to reaffirm our commitment to invest in our planet today and every day. As a 1% for the Planet Nonprofit,

Nuru Ethiopia Sustains Impact for Farmers

Nuru Ethiopia has continued to support its farmers in achieving impact amid countless challenges, including a drought and other climate-related shocks, inflation, conflict, and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. As Nuru Ethiopia has scaled to new areas and grown to serve more farmers and their families–now serving over 100,000 people in total–it has been increasingly

International Women’s Day: How One Woman Leader Chooses to #EmbraceEquity

On this International Women’s Day, the Nuru Collective is honored to join with people across our global community to #EmbraceEquity.  The Nuru Collective is proud to take this moment to celebrate its women leaders whose expertise and insights have paved the way for meaningful choices for vulnerable families and their communities. One of these women

Pauline Wambeti Named Nonprofit Leader of the Year by Anthem Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2023 Contact: Tacy Layne | info@nuruinternational.org Isebania, Kenya — Nuru Kenya Managing Director Pauline Wambeti has been named Nonprofit Leader of the Year in the Humanitarian Action & Services Category in the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards. Anthem Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members

Nuru Nigeria Managing Director Amy Gaman Named West Africa Acumen Fellow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2023 Contact: Tacy Layne | info@nuruinternational.org Abuja, Nigeria – Amy Gaman, Nuru Nigeria Managing Director, has been selected for the 2023 Acumen West Africa Fellowship. In recognition of her leadership in tackling poverty and other systemic injustices in northeast Nigeria and beyond, Amy has been chosen to join the fellowship

Nuru Collective Gathers for Annual Virtual Summit

The Nuru Collective came together once again for its annual virtual summit on January 23-24, 2023. This event brought together over fifty collective team members from around the world for a time of reflection, celebration, and planning for the year ahead.   During the Nuru Collective Summit, each locally-led organization shared their successes, their challenges, and

Nuru Named 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize Finalist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2022 Contact: Tacy Layne | info@nuruinternational.org Washington, D.C. – Nuru International is honored to be named a 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize finalist in the Food category. Named to honor the legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Zayed Sustainability Prize recognizes excellence in sustainability and is the United

Hidota Union Supports Farmer Resilience and Food Security

Nuru Ethiopia established Hidota Union in July 2016. Hidota brings together farmer cooperatives and their smallholder farmer members with the goal of giving them a voice within the local food system and ensuring they have the resources needed to thrive. Since 2016, Hidota has more than tripled its membership, now serving more than 11,000 smallholder

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