Tag: Nuru Ethiopia

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…

Desert Locusts: How will farmers be impacted?

The Desert Locust The most expansive outbreak of desert locusts in decades is currently migrating across the Horn of Africa and reaching north…

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…

Nuru Partners to Build Sustainable Farmer Organizations

One of the key components of the Nuru model to eradicate extreme poverty in fragile rural areas is investing in and developing local…

Championing Behavior Change in Agriculture

Previously, I shared a brief post about how Nuru’s Rural Livelihoods/Agriculture programming generally works with farmers. Today I’d like to dive in a bit to…

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…

Happy International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Feven Yimer

Feven Yimer has been working with Nuru Ethiopia since its Education Program began in 2014. Originally from Addis, Feven was driven to work…

The Fall Armyworm Outbreak

The Fall Armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda is a major economic pest of maize across the American continents from the United States to Brazil….

Nuru-supported Hidota Cooperative Union develops local leaders

The Leadership Program at Nuru Ethiopia (NE) has been experiencing something of a reboot lately. We spent our early years focused on crafting…

Nuru Ethiopia Grows and Centralizes Head Office in Zonal Capital

In 2014, Nuru Ethiopia (NE) started its agriculture program in a single woreda (district), Boreda Woreda, in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s…