IFPRI Launches Unique New Tool That Provides Early Warning of Extreme Price Variability

IFPRI launched the Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System today. This new tool measures excessive food price variability and is the only mechanism currently available to identify time spans of increased price variability. It is updated daily and forewarns policymakers and humanitarian agencies of periods of time with excessive food price variability.  For more >> Read more

Potential of Agricultural Technologies – Request for input

IFPRI is currently conducting a project entitled "How to achieve food security in a world of growing scarcity: role of technology development strategies”. As part of this project, we have put together a survey to collect expert information about the potential of agricultural technologies (in the broader sense of the word, including agricultural practices) in >> Read more

ASTI Report: Agricultural R&D on the rebound in Nigeria?

According to the recently released country note by ASTI, the Farm and Infrastructure Foundation (FIF), and the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), Nigeria now has the largest agricultural research and development (R&D) system of all countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in terms of investments and numbers of researchers.  However, one disconcerting capacity trend (stemming from >> Read more

Announcement- IFPRI Publication

Measuring the Effect of Transaction Costs for Investment in Irrigation Pumps Small-scale private irrigation schemes (SPRI) have been the driving force behind the expansion of irrigated areas in Nigeria. However, the irrigated area in Nigeria is far below its potential and an increase in farmers’ investment in irrigation is essential. While Nigerian farmers’ low level >> Read more

Conference: Farm Management Association of Nigeria

Venue: Adamawa State University, Mubi; Date: 11th to 14th October, 2010 Opening Ceremony: 12th Oct. 2010 at 10.00am Departure: 14th Oct. 2010

Fellowships

Research Fellow Partnership Program for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources (RFPP) The overall objective  is to enhance the human resource base for research in the fields of agriculture, forestry and natural resource management in international development. RFPP aims at generating development relevant knowledge, training young scientists, and establishing research partnerships. These objectives shall be achieved >> Read more

IFPRI-Abuja Research Internship Program

As part of the USAID-supported, Global Food Security Response project, IFPRI, through the USAID MARKETS program is assisting the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in developing a strategic analysis and knowledge support system in Nigeria.  A critical aspect of the program is the building of country-wide capacity in the demand and supply of evidence-based >> Read more

Collaboration Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the collaboration opportunity to conduct research on Describing and Mapping Existing Irrigation Systems in Nigeria  (IFPRI_NSSP_2010_01).  When submitting an application, please include the following information: •          Cover letter from applicant expressing interest and summary of qualifications relevant to the ToR •          CV •          Example of publication •          Regions to be covered >> Read more

Publication: Modeling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries

This OECD Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries Working Paper focuses on the development of a methodological framework for examining the distributional effects of alternative agricultural policies, including price supports and associated border measures, input subsidies of various kinds (e.g. for credit and fertilizer), and direct payments. To view this paper, visit http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/39/39/42122112.pdf

Louis MALASSIS International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food

The Agropolis Foundation has announced the Louis MALASSIS International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food, which aims to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean in order to improve food and agricultural >> Read more

Research Associateships

Five College Women’s Studies Research Center Applications for Research Associateships for 2010-2011 are being accepted.  Research Associate applications are accepted for either a semester or the academic year. The Center supports projects in all disciplines so long as they focus centrally on women or gender. Research Associateships are non-stipendiary. Fifteen-eighteen Research Associates are accepted per >> Read more

NSSP Research Seminar

IFPRI is pleased to invite you to the research seminar on Transaction costs and Investment in Irrigation Pumps: Evidence from the Fadama II project by Dr. Hiroyuki Takeshima on Tuesday 24th November @ 3.00PM The small-scale private irrigation scheme (SPRI) has been the major driving force behind the expansion of irrigated area in Nigeria. SPRI allows >> Read more

Updating Nigeria’s Agriculture Strategy

In line with the FMAWR’s vision of ensuring access, availability and affordability of quality foods to all Nigerian, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resource (FMAWR) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) through the USAID Markets Program is partnering with experts to update the Nation's agricultural strategy. The 1st activity >> Read more

Competitions: IDRC and GDN

IDRC Competition Research for Economic Development (CRED) This Call for Proposals relates to the third Round of competitive grants awards under the CRED project, funded by IDRC through the Globalization, Growth and Poverty (GGP) program. Proposals must be for research related to past or prospective competition interventions that yield clearly demonstrable benefits to customers. Up >> Read more

Conference: Food security in a Climate of Change (October 19-20, 2009)

CABI is organizing a high-level meeting that focuses on addressing the challenges of food security.  The conference will bring together senior agricultural ministers, representatives from development organizations and the corporate sector to explore policies, practices and technologies.  The program will focus on 4 key issues:. Food security – helping to achieve Millennium Development Goal 1: >> Read more

Collaboration Opportunity

IFPRI is pleased to announce the collaboration opportunity to conduct a literature review and consultation on farmers access to fertilizer in Nigeria  (IFPRI_NSSP2009_03). The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) can be viewed at http://nssp.wordpress.com/collaboration-opportunities/.  Please submit applications by 21 July 2009.

New Address: IFPRI/IFDC

IFPRI and IFDC has recently moved to a new office.  The new address is: IFDC/IFPRI Address  No 6/Plot 1413 Ogbagi Street Off Oro-Ago Crescent Cadastral Zone II Garki, Abuja   This is close to the old CBN building.

Collaboration Opportunity

IFPRI is pleased to announce the collaboration opportunity to conduct research on farmers’ demand for seed and the analysis of gaps in the formal seed sector in Nigeria(IFPRI_NSSP2009_02). The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) can be viewed at http://nssp.wordpress.com/collaboration-opportunities/.

FEWS NET – Nigeria Food Security Update (May 2009)

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging and evolving food security issues.  The Network has released its latest food security update for Nigeria.  To view, visit http://www.fews.net/docs/Publications/Nigeria_fsu_May%202009.pdf

NSSP/APSF Research Seminar: Quantitative Analysis of Determinants of Maternal and Child Nutrition in Nigeria

NSSP/APSF is please to invite those in Abuja to its 5th research seminar on Quantitative Analysis of Determinants of Maternal and Child Nutrition in Nigeria by Dr. Victor Ajieroh on Tuesday 7th July 2009 at 2:00 PM.  The seminar will be held in the PrOpCom Conference Hall at 40 Mississippi Close, Maitama.    The abstract of the presentation >> Read more