Building Resilience through Co-Created Solutions
While market challenges accompanying COVID-19 presented new obstacles for Nigerian farmers, they faced the equally ominous effects of another global crisis – climate change. To build resilience in the face of market instability, insufficient rainfall, and other shocks, Nuru Nigeria offered the complete sequence of intervention activities comprising our model for the first time: men’s and women’s crop package distribution, post-harvest loss intervention, crop commercialization, permagarden cultivation, a ram fattening pilot for women, and the initial establishment of farmer associations.
Particularly notable for an organization in its first year of full programming was the design and implementation of a multi-phased, multi-location, and socially-distanced crop package distribution. With a mix of survival, adaptation, co-creation, and resilience, Nuru Nigeria successfully provided 541 farmers across more than 50 farmer associations in four different villages with much-needed access to the inputs needed for a successful harvest.
In 2020, Nuru Nigeria also leveraged the security expertise of Nuru International’s Regional Support Team in order to operate where many other development organizations cannot. In December, Nuru Nigeria launched a new partnership with Vitamin Angels, securing much-needed vitamins for 108,000 children and 5,000 expectant mothers in at-risk communities in northeast Nigeria, offering additional benefit to farmers and their families.
crop packages issued
increase in crop yield
increase in income