Category: Agriculture

Improving Agricultural Value Chains Through Farmer Cooperatives

Working through farmer cooperatives allows Nuru to address the financial and food security of smallholder farmers in Kenya. Through farmer cooperatives, Nuru is…

Overcoming Drought, Nuru Ethiopia Cooperative Farmers Launch 2016 Planting Season

After a tough year of drought in 2015, Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture, in partnership with farmer-owned, farmer-run cooperatives, is offering a comprehensive loan package…

Farmers Profit from Selling Maize

Improving income and food security for small-scale maize farmers in Kenya requires addressing challenges along the entire value chain–from planting all the way…

Nuru Kenya market linkage offers fair prices to farmers

In the 2015 long rains harvest season, Nuru Kenya piloted an approach of linking farmers to reliable markets where they can commercialize their…

Bountiful bean harvest: Mama Hellen’s story

Mama Hellen Boke Monanka is a hard working farmer in Kuria, southwest Kenya. At 43, she’s married and a mother to six. She…

Planting Maize, Beans, Wheat and Teff in Ethiopia

In 2015, the Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Program is working with farmers for the production of maize, beans, wheat and teff. These cereal and…

Nuru Ethiopia hosts first ever Cooperative Leader Summit in Arba Minch

Nuru Ethiopia’s Cooperative and Agriculture Programs joined forces to host the first ever Cooperative Leader Summit in Arba Minch. Forty-five cooperative leaders from…

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!

Year of Huge Growth for Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture

The Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture Team has been busy preparing to issue the first round of farm input loans for 2015. This is a…

Nuru Ethiopia Farmer Households Are Better Off Than Non-Nuru Farmers

We all know what it’s like to feel hunger pangs. To understand what severe hunger feels like, consider these questions: In the past…