Category: Rural Livelihoods

COVID-19, Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Nuru’s Response

As global coronavirus cases continue to rise and tense economic debates fill the news and social media echo-chambers I would like to thank…

On-farm Livelihood Diversification for Rural Ethiopia

Workenesh Nekeri is a Nuru woman farmer, mother, and a member of Shambara Primary Cooperative in SNNPR, Ethiopia. She and her husband became…

Learning trip inspires farmers to invest in dairy farming

Nuru Kenya has significantly improved the rural livelihoods of communities in Migori County by supporting the establishment of 14 farmer-led, farmer-managed, and farmer-owned…

Nuru receives recognition from Migori County Governor

On October 10-12, 2019, Nuru Kenya and Nuru Social Entreprises (NSE) partnered together to participate as exhibitors at The Agricultural Society of Kenya…

Nuru Kenya Leads the Charge at the AMEA Global Convening in Nairobi, Kenya

One of the key components of the Nuru model to eradicate extreme poverty in fragile, rural areas is through investment in local farmer…

Leadership Program Manager Presents at Influential African Agriculture Conference

In January 2019, The United Methodist Church held its annual conference, “The Church and Agriculture, ” in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference took place…

Staying Smart in Agriculture

The first, second, third, fourth, and fifth posts in this series are an attempt to convey how Nuru’s approach to rural livelihood development…

Co-creating Local Value Chains

This post is the fifth in a six-part series on Nuru’s rural livelihoods programming and how it helps farmers and their families take…

Driving Adaptive Programming with Data

Smart farming is not a static concept that can be pulled off a shelf and applied in any context. Agriculture by its very…

Nuru’s training curricula are designed to optimize the present capabilities, opportunities and motivations of the farmers they serve. For example, Nuru Kenya tested…