New Publication Announcement: NSSP Policy Note on the Role of the Locations of Public Sector Varietal Development Activities on Agricultural Productivity

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new NSSP Policy Note entitled The role of the locations of public sector varietal development activities on agricultural productivity. The Policy Note is co-authored by Hiroyuki Takeshima, a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington DC and Abdullahi Mohammed Nasir, >> Read more

IFPRI-WFP Organize a Seminar on Resilience of Regional Reserves in Abuja

On Monday, 21 August 2017, the Director General’s Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) and the World Food Programme (WFP), and under the sponsorship of the European Commission, organized a seminar on “Governance issues of regional reserves” at Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, >> Read more

IFPRI-NSSP and the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Facilitates the Agricultural Policy Research Network’s (APRNet) Fourth National Stakeholders Forum on “Making Agricultural Research Work for End Users”

As part of efforts towards promoting agricultural policy research and communication in Nigeria, on 23 August 2017, IFPRI and the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project supported the Agricultural Policy Research Network’s (APRNet) fourth National Stakeholders Forum on “Making Agricultural Research Work for End Users” organized at Valencia Hotel in Abuja. The forum brought together various stakeholders >> Read more

New Publication Announcement: NSSP Working Paper on Rural Transformation and Land Tenure Security in Nigeria

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled, “Scrutinizing the status quo: Rural transformation and land tenure security in Nigeria.” The paper was co-authored by Hosaena Ghebru, Research Fellow at IFPRI and Fikirte Girmachew, Research Officer at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. The >> Read more

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.

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

Policy Event organized on “The Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria with a Focus on Bauchi and Kebbi States”, Abuja, 23 May 2017

Following a request by USAID/Nigeria to conduct a scoping study in order to better understand the main drivers of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria, a Policy Event was organized on “The Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria with a Focus on Bauchi and Kebbi States” at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on 23 >> Read more

Econometrics for Policy Analysis training courses delivered at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State

On May 8-9, 2017, a team of 5 IFPRI trainers facilitated 2 parallel training courses on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis Using Stata” at the Federal University of Technology, Minna which were attended by a total of 50 (30 males and 20 females) participants including faculty and undergraduate students. Requested by the University, the training courses >> 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

First Feed the Future Implementing Partners’ Policy Dialogue on Bringing Balanced Fertilizers to the Nigerian Market was organized in Abuja on April 6, 2017

Following an initiative by USAID/Nigeria for the Feed the Future Implementing Partners (FtF IPs) to closely collaborate on program activities in Nigeria so as to enhance policy impact, the FtF IPs decided to launch the Feed the Future Policy Dialogue series of which the first was delivered on 6 April, 2017 in Abuja. Jointly organized >> Read more

The Head of IFPRI Abuja Office participates in The Food Systems for Healthier Diets Research Flagship – Nigeria, Stakeholder Planning Meeting, 27-29 March 2017, IITA Headquarters, Ibadan

Dr. George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI Abuja Office and Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP), was invited to participate in The Food Systems for Healthier Diets Research Flagship (FSHD) – Nigeria Stakeholder Planning Meeting. The workshop was organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) led by IFPRI, >> Read more

Seminar presentation organized at the IFPRI Abuja Office

On 9 March 2017, Dr. Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, gave a seminar presentation at the IFPRI Abuja office titled “Towards a Systemic Analysis of the Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural Production in Nigeria”. Her presentation was based on research that provided a systematic analysis of the potential impact of climate >> Read more

Seminar delivered by IFPRI Senior Researcher at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research in Ibadan

Dr. Tewodaj Mogues, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI Washington DC was invited to deliver a presentation at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) Research Seminar Series organized by NISER in Ibadan on 21st February 2017. The presentation titled “Actors and Institutions in Agricultural Public Expenditure Allocation and National Food Security: Evidence from >> Read more

IFPRI-NSSP participates in the FAO Workshop on “Promoting Decent Employment for Rural Youth”

Dr. George Mavrotas, Head of the IFPRI Office in Abuja and Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP), participated (via VC) as a panelist, and on behalf of the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of IFPRI, in the FAO Rome HQs-organized strategic program workshop on “Promoting Decent Employment for Rural Youth” on 20 February 2017. >> Read more

George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI Office in Abuja, contributes to Nigeria Economic Outlook Conference – Lagos, 17 January 2017

Dr. George Mavrotas, Head of the IFPRI Office in Abuja and Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) was invited to participate as a plenary speaker in the Nigeria Economic Outlook Conference, organized by Time Economics, The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and Business Post in Lagos, on 17 January >> Read more

Announcement: New Publication 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 “Institutional limits to land governance reform: Federal-state dynamics in Nigeria”. The paper, Number 38 in the NSSP Working Paper series, was co-authored by Danielle Resnick and Austen Okumo. To access the full paper, >> Read more

IFPRI-NSSP participates in the 11th African Economic Conference (AEC)

Dr. George Mavrotas, represented IFPRI-NSSP as a plenary speaker in the 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) in Abuja, on December 5-7, 2016. Over 300 participants attended the annual event, co-organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), on the theme, "Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied >> Read more