Tag: Lessons Learned

Hope in Uncertain Times

Hope. I have been reflecting a lot lately on how absent this word has been from people’s mouths in recent days. The darkness of…

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…

Keeping the Culture in Agriculture: Smart Farming

Feed grasses, beans, maize, goat and sheep fattening, and dairy are just a few of the activities that are part of a Nuru…

Reflections on ‘expatriate exit’ from Nuru Ethiopia in 2018

Right now, the air is abuzz with opportunity in Ethiopia. Across the country there is talk of reform and change and new ideals…

Together, community restores clean water access for 1,000 households in Boreda, Ethiopia

Over the past three weeks, local water infrastructure artisans, community members and woreda (county) and zonal Water and Mining officials came together to restore…

Building development we believe in

As my flight neared its destination, I tried to remember how I felt during my first descent into Addis ten years ago when…

Here’s how Nuru promotes peaceful and inclusive societies

In 2015, the UN ratified the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals which defined 17 specific goals for ending poverty. The goal that relates most to the Nuru…