Nuru Nigeria

Our vision is to cultivate lasting meaningful choices in the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in the world, starting in northeast Nigeria. By 2025, our mission is to build resilience corridors of strong, locally owned farmer cooperatives driving profitable livelihoods in eight conflict-vulnerable local government areas of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states.

Established in 2018

Nuru Nigeria helps Nigerian farmers and their families lift themselves out of extreme poverty by helping farmers move from subsistence to building thriving farmer-owned and farmer-led cooperatives. 

Headquartered in northeast Nigeria

Nuru Nigeria works with farmers in northern Adamawa State to end extreme poverty and build resilient communities.

Locally-Led Development

Nuru believes that the best solutions to fighting extreme poverty come from the local community, and we are a 100% locally-led organization with locally-designed solutions built for driving long-term positive impact for our farmers.

Nuru Nigeria Model

From the beginning Nuru Nigeria addresses the problem of extreme poverty with a vision to exit communities as they develop profitable farmer cooperatives.

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Our Model Highlights

  • Exit Strategy

    Over a period of five to seven years, Nuru Nigeria works together with local cooperative leaders to help them develop the capacity to stand on their own with solid leadership while providing farmers with opportunities to improve their livelihoods through establishing market linkages for both crops and dairy.

  • Livelihoods Approach

    Nuru Nigeria helps farmers build sustainable and profitable farmer cooperatives and increase their incomes. Nuru also provides farmers access to regional and international markets to support their families.


Nuru Nigeria is participating in a four-year longitudinal study on community resilience in partnership with the Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more about our impact.

Our Team

We are a 100% Nigerian organization working to improve the lives and livelihoods of our fellow Nigerians in some of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in our country.

Nuru Nigeria Strategic Leadership Team

Nuru Nigeria Staff

  • Amos

    Field Office Coordinator

  • Bless

    M & E Coordinator

  • Daniel

    Program Assistant

  • Dorathy

    Communications Assistant

  • Emmanuel

    Project Assistant

  • Humshe

    Project Coordinator

  • Ibrahim

    Field Office Coordinator, Gombi/Hong LGAs

  • James

    Procurement Officer

  • James

    Project Officer

  • Jegede

    Grant & Compliance Officer

  • Jinkai

    Administrative Assistant

  • Joshua

    Finance Specialist

  • Petina

    Impact Training Assistant

  • Reuben

    Facility Assistant/Driver

  • Samson

    Project Assistant - Gombi

  • Sharon

    Project Officer

  • Stephen

    Market Systems & Business Development Specialist

  • Tayo

    Administrative Assistant

  • Timothy

    Security & Logistics Assistant

  • Wamari

    Cooperative Assistant


Nuru Nigeria’s Financials are managed by PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting agency to ensure rigor and transparency. Through this innovative partnership, our team can focus our efforts more on adapting, improving, and scaling our operations.

News & Updates

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