regenerative agriculture

Nuru Nigeria Partners with GIZ to Support Farmer Adaptation to Climate Change

Nuru Nigeria, as part of its community climate resilience strategy and in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), is providing northeast Nigerian farmers with seeds through their farmer cooperatives. These medium-maturing, drought-resistant, pest and disease-resistant high-yielding groundnut and soybean seeds have been distributed to over 4,000 farmers. In the face of climate change

Mung Bean Cultivation Building Community Climate Resilience in Rural Ethiopia

Local leaders are vital to successful interventions in rural communities, as they can implement programming that is responsive to the local needs of farmers. Nuru Ethiopia introduced mung bean to its smallholder farmers living in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia in 2018-2019. The intention was to diversify crop production, increase

Nuru Ethiopia Sustains Impact for Farmers

Nuru Ethiopia has continued to support its farmers in achieving impact amid countless challenges, including a drought and other climate-related shocks, inflation, conflict, and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. As Nuru Ethiopia has scaled to new areas and grown to serve more farmers and their families–now serving over 100,000 people in total–it has been increasingly

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

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,

Nuru Recognizes World Soil Day

The UN has set aside December 5 as World Soil Day “to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinization, increasing soil awareness, and encouraging societies to improve soil health” (UN). Why Soil? According to Cornell University’s Comprehensive Assessment of

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