Abuja Launch of IFPRI’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report (GFPR): Improving Rural-Urban Links in Nigeria Crucial for Farmers to Benefit from Expanding Cities

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held an international conference on Thursday July 20, 2017 at Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja to present key findings from the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, the latest in an annual analysis of developments in food policy around the developing world.

Policy Communications Training for Agriculture Ministry Staff

As part of further support to efforts by the Nigerian government to enhance capacity to plan and implement agricultural policy and programming, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has trained 26 mid-career staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on Rural Development (FMARD) on 3-4 July 2017 in Abuja.

New NSSP Publication in the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce a new NSSP publication entitled “Evaluation of Nigerian Agricultural Production Data” by the NSSP Associate Research Fellow Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler (co-authored with Philip Abbott and Tahirou Abdoulaye), published in the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Vol. 12, No. 12, pp. 125-141) in June >> Read more

Introductory Policy Communication Training Course Delivered at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State on 7-8 June, 2017.

On 7-8 June, 2017, a team of 2 IFPRI trainers facilitated an introductory Policy Communication training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta which was attended by 26 participants (17 males and 9 females) including faculty and graduate students.

New Publication Announcement: NSSP Working Paper on Strengthening the Nigerian Agricultural Research System

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new NSSP Working Paper entitled: Strategies for Restructuring the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria: Process, Opportunities, and Lessons. The paper is co-authored by Suresh C. Babu, a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Capacity Strengthening at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and E.O. Oyedipe, >> Read more

New Study on the Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria

For a little over three weeks in April 2017, a team of four researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), led by Dr. Todd Benson, Senior Research Fellow, undertook field work to conduct a series of interviews in Bauchi and Kebbi States as part of a study focusing on the key determinants of >> Read more

New Publication now available: What factors influence nutritional adequacy in rural households in Nigeria?

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new research paper entitled “Factors Influencing Nutritional Adequacy among Rural Households in Nigeria: How Does Dietary Diversity Stand among Influencers?” in the Ecology of Food and Nutrition journal. In this paper, co-authored by Dare Akerele, Rahman Akintayo Sanusi, and Olumuyiwa Fowowe Ashaolu of the Department of >> Read more

Policy Communications Training Course Organized for the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja

On 19-20 December, 2016, a team of three trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) facilitated an introductory Policy Communications training course at the   Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)

Research Seminar Organized at Ahmadu Bello University

As part of efforts geared towards strengthening Nigeria’s capacity for greater evidence-based policy processes by increasing the capacity of Nigerian researchers and analysts to undertake and make widely available relevant evidence, on December 14, 2016, Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler, an Associate Research Fellow based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Office in Abuja, gave >> Read more

Intermediate Policy Communications Training Course Organized at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria-Kaduna State.

On December 13-14, 2016, a team of two trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated an intermediate Policy Communications training course at Ahmadu Bello University which was attended by 21 faculty members.

Announcement: New Publications Available

The International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new NSSP Working Paper No. 37 and its accompanying NSSP Policy Note No. 38, titled Institutions and public agricultural investments: A qualitative study of state and local government spending in Nigeria. The Working Paper and Policy >> Read more

Announcement: New Publications Available

The International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new NSSP Working Paper No. 36 and its accompanying NSSP Policy Note No. 37, entitled Who influences government spending in agriculture? The roles of public actors in subnational funding allocation in Nigeria. The Working Paper and >> Read more

Announcement: Call for Applications for the 2017 Short-Term Visiting Scholars Program at Michigan State University under the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project

We are pleased to share with you a recently released Call for Applications for the 2017 Short-Term Visiting Scholars Program at Michigan State University under the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project.

NSSP Participates in African Development Bank’s Evaluation Week Development Conference

Dr. George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI Abuja Office and Program Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program, represented IFPRI as a plenary speaker at the Evaluation Week Development conference organized  by the African Development Bank (AfDB) at the AfDB Headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 7-10 November 2016.

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW NSSP WORKING PAPER NOW AVAILABLE

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper titled “The impact on farm household welfare of large irrigation dams and their distribution across hydrological basins: Insights from northern Nigeria.”

Announcement: New NSSP Publication Available

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper titled “Varietal development and the effectiveness of seed sector policies: The case of rice in Nigeria.”

Announcement: New Vacancy in the IFPRI-NSSP Office

The International Food Policy Research Institute has a local vacancy for a Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst based in its Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office in Abuja.

Announcement: 2016 Global Hunger Index now Available

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Global Hunger Index: Getting to Zero Hunger from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) by Klaus von Grebmer, Jill Bernstein, David Nabarro, Nilam Prasai, Shazia Amin, Yisehac Yohannes, Andrea Sonntag, Fraser Patterson, Olive Towey, Jennifer Thompson. The 2016 Global Hunger >> Read more

Post-Conference Press Release – First Conference of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project organized in Abuja on 27 & 28 September 2016

On September 27-28, the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project held its first conference at the Rockview Hotel Royale in Abuja. The event attracted more than 130 participants from all over Nigeria and officially launched the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. It brought stakeholders together to interact around the theme - “Promoting >> Read more

IFPRI Supports Launch of APRNet Agricultural Policy Research Journal for Nigeria

As part of efforts towards promoting agricultural policy research and communication in Nigeria, on 10 August 2016, Nigeria’s Agricultural Policy research Network (APRNet), with support from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), has launched a new agricultural policy research journal in Abuja. The launch of the Nigerian Agricultural Policy Research Journal (NAPReJ) coincided with >> Read more