The Nuru model in Ghana

Established in 2024 Nuru Ghana partners with established agribusinesses, local government, and technology innovators to professionalize smallholder farming and the performance of agribusinesses. Locally Led We are a 100% locally-led organization with locally-designed solutions built for driving long-term positive impact for our farmers.

Model Highlights

  • Community-Based Market Systems

    Over a period of five to seven years, Nuru Ghana works together with local agribusiness leaders to strengthen their entrepreneurship. Nuru Ghana equips agribusinesses to provide farmers with opportunities to improve their livelihoods and supports the establishment of reliable market linkages for crops and animal husbandry.

  • Inclusive Livelihoods

    Nuru Ghana helps farmers increase their incomes and build sustainable and profitable farmer agribusinesses. Nuru Ghana links farmers to regional markets and beyond to increase their profitability.

  • Cultivating Resilience

    Nuru Ghana strengthens communities, local governments, and the private sector in the face of conflict, climate change, and extreme poverty.

Identify Communities
Identify Communities
Recruit Local Leaders
Recruit Local Leaders
Support Agribusiness Development
Support Agribusiness Development
Farmers Benefit from Entrepreneurship
Farmers Benefit from Entrepreneurship
Agribusinesses are Profitable and Professional
Agribusinesses are Profitable and Professional
Nuru Exits Community
Nuru Exits Community
Replicate and Scale in New Communities
Replicate and Scale in New Communities

Our Team

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

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Progress Made

Learn more about our latest efforts to end extreme poverty and build community resilience.

Be Hope. Be Nuru.

When you give, you bring hope to farmer families and their communities.

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  • Why is your organization named Nuru? What does that mean?

    Nuru is a Kiswahili word meaning light or hope. As an organization, we aim to inspire hope in marginalized communities that experience systemic injustices and the compounding issues of instability and poverty. To learn more about our approach, click here.

  • What are market linkages?

    In its simplest form, a market linkage is the formal or informal relationship between a buyer and a seller of a good or service. In Nuru’s work, this relationship is between cooperative agribusinesses and private-sector consumer-facing companies or traders. Nuru local organizations act as facilitators and mediators, helping to develop trust and efficiencies between buyers and sellers that do not currently exist and that lead to stable business partnerships and, eventually, contracts.

  • How does Nuru work with women? Does Nuru work exclusively with women?

    Nuru adheres to the gender minimum standards across interventions. Nuru organizations work through a women-first approach, and encourage women’s participation in leadership and decision-making roles in their communities. Nuru recognizes the importance of inclusivity in its approach, advocating that sustainable progress towards equality necessitates the active involvement of men, women, and youth in interventions. Learn more here.

  • What does climate change adaptation mean?

    Climate change adaptation is the action of adjusting our behaviors, systems, and ways of life to the present and future impacts of climate change. Adaptation is focused on reducing the risks associated with harmful climate-related events and, where applicable, utilizing any potential opportunities, like longer growing seasons. Learn more here.

  • What is resilience?

    Resilience is the capacity of a system or person to withstand or recover quickly from a shock or stressors. Especially while working in vulnerable and marginalized communities, Nuru cannot unlock economic potential without building resilience to shocks and stressors experienced by the local community. Much of the resilience is context-specific to the areas in which Nuru works. For instance, while one community may be primarily concerned with instability due to violence, another area may experience relative peace, but widespread drought. Communities often experience a combination of many different stressors all at once. To learn more about how Nuru measures its impact on resilience capacities, please see the Nuru Nigeria Resilience Study.

  • What is economic potential?

    By ensuring rural people have the opportunity to act on their knowledge, skills and abilities, Nuru supports their journey in achieving their unique economic potential. Economic potential is the capacity to produce goods and services. As an entrepreneurship-promoting organization, Nuru promotes the perspective that financial gains must be bounded by environmental, social and economic responsibility. Nuru believes in an optimistic world where human ingenuity and collaboration contribute to shared prosperity. Nuru works to provide an enabling environment, through business development services and training that remove barriers for youth, women and marginalized populations, equipping them to tap into their vast economic potential.

Contact Us

Nuru Ghana is actively seeking partners.

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