New Publication: Determinants of adoption of improved cassava varieties among farming households in Oyo, Benue, and Akwa Ibom states of Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce a new publication from the International Food Policy Research Institute's HarvestPlus program entitled "Determinants of adoption of improved cassava varieties among farming households in Oyo, Benue, and Akwa Ibom states of Nigeria"  by Abdoulaye Tahirou, A.S. Bamire, Adewale Oparinde, and A.A. Akinola as the twentieth publication of the HarvestPlus >> Read more

New Publication in the NSSP Working Paper Series: “Driving Agricultural Transformation with the Power of Information and Communication Technology: The Performance of Nigeria’s Growth Enhancement Support Scheme”

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of the paper entitled "Driving Agricultural Transformation with the Power of Information and Communication Technology: The Performance of Nigeria's Growth Enhancement Support Scheme" by Professor Aderibigbe S. Olomola in the NSSP Working Paper Series (Working Paper No. 30). Abstract: Nigeria liberalized input distribution and established the Growth Enhancement Support >> Read more

NSSP participates in the HarvestPlus Nutritious Food Fair

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) participated in the HarvestPlus Nutritious Food Fair on November 4-5, 2015 at IITA Station in Kubwa, Abuja. The intention of the fair was to bring together stakeholders in the public and private sectors, working on market-based solutions to malnutrition, to exhibit products, showcase opportunities and discuss challenges faced by >> Read more

2015 Global Nutrition Report: Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Global Nutrition Report: Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development recently released by the International Food Policy Research Institute. Children whose growth is stunted, people who don’t get enough vitamins and minerals for a healthy life, adults who >> Read more

2015 Global Hunger Index: Armed Conflict and the Challenge of Hunger

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Global Hunger Index: Armed Conflict and the Challenge of Hunger by Klaus Von Grebmer, Jill Bernstein, Alex De Waal, Nilam Prasai, Sandra Yin, and Yisehac Yohannes. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by >> Read more

New Journal Publication – Characteristics of private-sector tractor service provisions: Insights from Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of “Characteristics of private-sector tractor service provisions: Insights from Nigeria” by Hiroyuki Takeshima, Hyacinth O. Edeh, Akeem O. Lawal, Moshud A. Isiaka in The Developing Economies (Vol. 54 Issue 3). Abstract: Agricultural mechanization has been integral to agricultural transformation during periods of development. Mechanization-service provisions can >> Read more

New Publication: Private sector participation in agricultural extension for cocoa farming in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to share the publication of Private sector participation in agricultural extension for cocoa farming in Nigeria by Kolawole Adebayo, Suresh Chandra Babu, Rahman Sanusi, Motunrayo Sofola, as a chapter in Knowledge driven development: Private extension and global lessons edited by Yuan Zhou and Suresh Chandra Babu, and recently published by the >> Read more

New Journal Publication: Cassava intake and vitamin A status among women and preschool children in Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to share the publication of “Cassava intake and vitamin A status among women and preschool children in Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria” by Fabiana F. De Moura, Mourad Moursi, Abdelrahman Lubowa, Barbara Ha, Erick Boy, Babatunde Oguntona, Rasaki A. Sanusi, and Busie Maziya-Dixon, in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS ONE (Vol. 10 Issue >> Read more

New Publication in the NSSP Working Paper Series: “Optimal tariffs with smuggling: A spatial analysis of Nigerian rice policy options”

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of the paper entitled "Optimal tariffs with smuggling: A spatial analysis of Nigerian rice policy options" by Dr. Michael E. Johnson and Dr. Paul A. Dorosh in the NSSP Working Paper Series (Working Paper No. 29). Abstract: Utilizing a spatial multi-market model for rice in Nigeria that explicitly >> Read more

New Journal Publication – Fertilizer subsidies, political influence and local food prices in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of “Fertilizer subsidies, political influence and local food prices in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Nigeria” by Hiroyuki Takeshima (Research Fellow, IFPRI) and Lenis Saweda O. Liverpool-Tasie (Assistant Professor, MSU), in Food Policy (Vol. 54). A version of this publication was previously published as a conference paper prepared for presentation at the >> Read more

New Journal Publication – Productivity effects of sustainable intensification: The case of urea deep placement for rice production in Niger State, Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of “Productivity effects of sustainable intensification: The case of urea deep placement for rice production in Niger State, Nigeria” by Lenis Saweda O. Liverpool-Tasie (Assistant Professor, MSU), Serge Adjognon (Graduate Research Assistant, MSU), and Oluyemisi Kuku-Shittu (Associate Research Fellow, IFPRI-NSSP) , in the African Journal of Agricultural >> Read more

New Journal Publication: Onset Risk and Draft Animal Investment in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Onset Risk and Draft Animal Investment in Nigeria by Dr. Hiroyuki Takeshima (Research Fellow - IFPRI) in the Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development (Vol. 9, Issue 2, 2015). Abstract: Onset risk, the uncertainty in the onset of rainy season, is an important element of weather risk >> Read more

New Journal Publication: Farmer Preferences on Seed Purchase Timing: Some Evidence from Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Farmer Preferences on Seed Purchase Timing: Some Evidence from Nigeria by Dr. Hiroyuki Takeshima (Research Fellow - IFPRI) and Dr. Latha Nagarajan (Economist - IFDC) in the Journal of Crop Improvement (Vol. 29, Issue 1, 2015). Abstract: Timely availability of seeds, typically immediately before the >> Read more

NSSP-IFPRI participates in a Strategy and Planning Workshop for the Knowledge Management (KM) Framework and System for the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA)

Dr. George Mavrotas, NSSP-IFPRI Program Leader, was invited to participate in the main panel discussion for the Strategy and Planning of the Knowledge Management (KM) Framework for the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). The event, held on March 18, 2015 in Abuja, was jointly organized by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), United Nations >> Read more

New Publication: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Nigeria in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Nigeria by NSSP Senior Economist/Consultant, Aderibigbe Olomola, as a chapter in Food Price in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis edited by Per Pinstrup-Andersen, and recently published by the Oxford University >> Read more

New Publication: Communities’ Perceptions and Knowledge of Ecosystem Services: Evidence from Rural Communities in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce a new publication from the International Food Policy Research Institute's Environment and Production Technology Division entitled Communities’ Perceptions and Knowledge of Ecosystem Services: Evidence from Rural Communities in Nigeria by Wei Zhang, Edward Kato, Prapti Bhandary, Ephraim Nkonya, Hassan Ishaq Ibrahim, Mure Agbonlahor, and Hussaini Yusuf Ibrahim as >> Read more

NSSP-IFPRI contributes to the FMARD High-Level Policy Dialogue on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was invited to speak at the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture in Nigeria held on March 17, 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, organized by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), engaged influential stakeholders and >> Read more

New Publication: Market Imperfections for Tractor Service Provision in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Market Imperfections for Tractor Service Provision in Nigeria by Hiroyuki Takeshima as the 1424 publication of the IFPRI Discussion Paper Series. The IFPRI Discussion Paper was published in March 2015. Abstract: Agricultural mechanization often accompanies agricultural transformation. In some countries in Africa south of >> Read more

2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI’s flagship report puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. Drawing on rigorous research, IFPRI researchers and other distinguished food policy experts consider a wide range of crucial questions: How can middle income countries, which despite becoming more affluent are still home >> Read more

New Publication – Determinants of Change and Household Responses to Food Insecurity: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Determinants of Change and Household Responses to Food Insecurity: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria by NSSP Research Analyst, Hyacinth Edeh, and former NSSP Program Leader, Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, in the African Journal of Agriculture (Vol. 10 Issue 5). The article was published on January 29, 2015. Abstract: Limited >> Read more