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Nuru Nigeria and Nuru Burkina Faso Share Lessons Learned

The Nuru Collective member organizations embrace a culture of sharing experiences and lessons learned, and with each iteration of programs and each year of practice, Nuru improves methods and understanding. This core belief in learning and improvement was exemplified in September 2022 through a learning exchange between Nuru Burkina Faso and Nuru Nigeria. This learning

Nuru International Supports USAID’s Local Capacity Strengthening Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2022 Contact: Elizabeth Atherton | info@nuruinternational.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nuru International applauds USAID’s recently released Local Capacity Strengthening Policy.  As part of USAID’s increased focused on localization, this policy dictates that USAID collaborate with its local partners in the following ways:  “Define their own vision for success;  Strengthen their ability

Nuru Nigeria Hosts Green Field Day to Share Farming Practices

Nuru Nigeria is unlocking the potential of rural farmers in northern Adamawa communities. Nuru trains smallholder farmers through activities focused on improved agricultural practices that support farming as a business. Through Nuru, farmers receive financial literacy and leadership training that cultivates well-equipped leaders. Nuru Nigeria registered and trained 3,607 smallholder farmers in Adamawa State, providing

The Nuru Collective Releases 2021 Annual Report

We are pleased to share the 2021 Nuru Collective Annual Report with you. During 2021, amid an ongoing pandemic, Nuru witnessed farmers building their resiliency, leaders rising to meet challenges, and barriers being broken down for the most marginalized.  Farmers earned more.  In 2021, Nuru farmers made nearly 75% more money than they did in

Abiy Meshesha Accepted Into CALA Advanced Leadership Program

We are excited to announce that Nuru Ethiopia Managing Director Abiy Meshesha has been accepted into the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) Advanced Leadership Program. With this prestigious honor, Abiy joins the ranks with 80 other agriculture sector leaders from eight African countries and is recognized as a “food security champion” (CALA).  What

Quarterly Geopolitical Analysis: 2022 Quarter Two | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso | Hope Can’t Stand Alone  My background in international conflict analysis shapes how I approach my role as CEO of Nuru International. I monitor trends with my team and identify geographies where our combined experiences and backgrounds can help vulnerable communities stabilize and chart a path forward to resilience and prosperity. We serve

Nuru Nigeria Builds Farmers’ Adaptive Resilience

In the vulnerable, marginalized communities where Nuru works, shocks are abundant and variable, from climate-related weather events and pests to conflict and political unrest. Nuru farmers are faced with the challenge of sustainably growing enough produce to support both their household nutrition and their livelihood. They need quality harvests to put food on the table

Nuru Nigeria Closes Out GIZ Project with Workshop

ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA – Locally-led NGO Nuru Nigeria hosted a closeout workshop on June 1st, 2022, to mark the end of its Farmer Cooperative and Business School Livelihoods project, proudly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Commission (EU), and co-financed through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), a

Nuru Ethiopia Partners with AMEA Network to Serve Farmer Organizations

Local partnerships that support locally-led solutions are a vital part of Nuru’s community climate resilience strategy. These partnerships support agribusiness professionalism among farmer organizations, as well as community-based dialogues that help communities adapt to an unstable world.  AMEA Ethiopia Local Network  Nuru Ethiopia is an active member of the Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance (AMEA), a

The Effects of La Niña in East and West Africa

What is La Niña? La Niña is a weather pattern coinciding with colder than average waters in the Pacific Ocean, affecting global weather events and climate. During La Niña years (2020-2022, 2016, 2008-2009), normal weather patterns are disrupted, leading to intensified storm activity in some places and droughts in others. In North America, the Midwest,

Farmer Climate Adaptation Through Better Weather Information

The Nuru Collective partners with ignitia weather service in Nigeria and Burkina Faso in 2022 Farmers face more risk and uncertainty than nearly any other job on the planet. Weather is one of many unknowns, and the unpredictability of climate change is making it increasingly difficult for farmers to anticipate what will happen in a

Climate Strategy: An Interview with Nuru International’s Casey Harrison

In this second post in our three-part series on Nuru’s approach to climate change adaptation, we invite you to get to know Nuru International Impact and Learning Director Casey Harrison. In this interview, he shares more about his professional background and unpacks Nuru’s Community Climate Resilience Strategy–a vital aspect of the Nuru model in the face

Nuru Recognizes Earth Day

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. – Ban Ki-Moon Earth Day serves as a reminder

Mary Joel: A Woman Farmer’s Story of Resilience

In this final blog post for our Women’s Month series, we look at the way one woman farmer’s life has been positively impacted through Nuru’s gender-transformative approach that creates opportunities for women to share in household, community, and organizational decision-making. Nuru Kenya Launches Dairy Program In an effort to provide rural farmers with the opportunity

From Minimum Standards to a Gender Transformative Approach: The State of Women at Nuru

In 2017, Nuru International proudly joined a small but growing number of international development organizations endorsing ‘Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality.’ Now five years later, we’re taking a look at where our journey has led since endorsing the standards. In assessing the ‘state of women’ at Nuru, we’ll also discuss why gender mainstreaming is

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