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

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

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


As a natural partner of the Nigerian Government on agricultural issues, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Office in Nigeria is committed to supporting the effective implementation of the Knowledge Management framework developed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the Nigerian agricultural >> Read more

IFPRI and the NSSP Office Contribute to the National Workshop for the Reform of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)

As Nigeria works towards reforming its agricultural research system, more effective collaboration between its national research institutions and international research centres such as the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is an important ingredient to strengthening further the system. This was the key message delivered by Dr George Mavrotas, Senior Research Fellow and Head of >> Read more

Upcoming Seminar on Credit Rationing – August 21st in Abuja

On behalf of IFPRI Nigeria, I am pleased to invite you to attend a seminar about credit rationing in the agricultural sector on August 21st in Abuja. The seminar, titled "Agricultural Finance Renaissance in Nigeria and Emerging Patterns of Credit Rationing" will be presented by IFPRI Senior Economist/Consultant Dr. Aderibigbe Olomola. During the seminar you will learn more about the reforms in >> Read more

17th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis: Call for Proposals

Cross-posted from AGRODEP.  Nov 14, 2013 by Soonho Kim                                                                   AGRODEP is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 17th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, co-organized by AGRODEP and the Center for Global Trade Analysis. The goal of the annual conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting >> Read more

AgPER Nigeria Validation Workshop this Thursday, September 26th in Akure

IFPRI Researcher Dr. Tewodaj Mogues and Senior Economist/Consultant Dr. Aderibigbe Olomola have been working with the World Bank on an Agriculture Public Expenditure Review (AgPER) at the state level in Cross River, Niger and Ondo States. The World Bank is working on a similar review at the national level. The purpose of the review is >> Read more

Upcoming Webinar Featuring Dr. Yaya Olaniran, chair of the Committee on World Food Security

Please join us on Thursday, September 26th for a live webinar titled, "Transforming Agriculture in Africa: The Insiders’ Perspective," featuring Nigeria's own Yaya Olaniran.   Speakers:  Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency | Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Yaya Olaniran, chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Chair: Rajul >> Read more

GISAIA Nigeria Launch: One Small Step for the Project, One Leap Forward for Evidence-Based Research

On Monday, 17 July, 2013, Michican State University (MSU), International Food policy Research Insitute (IFPRI), University of Ibadan, and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a launch of the project, - “Guiding investments in sustainable intensification in Africa (GISAIA)." During the one-day event participants learned more about MSU's role in international agricultural research, an >> Read more

Call for Papers – “The Economics of Commodity Markets”

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) will host the first of two meetings on “The Economics of Commodity Markets” to discuss emerging issues in commodity markets and their implications for finance, monetary economics, and macroeconomics.

Cultural Diplomacy & Sustainable Development in Africa

A conference that looks at the impact of the 2008 world financial crisis on sustainable development will take place in Berlin, Germany July 25-28.  The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa will focus specifically on the case of Africa. According to the organizers, the conference will “offer perspectives on how cultural diplomacy policies can >> Read more

Two NSSP upcoming research seminars in April, 2012

Title: Impact of Fertilizer subsidy on private fertilizer marketing in Nigeria by Ephraim Nkonya Abstract Using farm level data of fertilizer use in 2003, 2006 and 2007, this study shows that fertilizer subsidy in Nigeria might have reduced the volume of fertilizer marketed by private traders by around 10% (crowding out of private sector). We >> Read more

Call for papers – Increasing Agricultural Productivity & Enhancing Food Security in Africa

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is organizing a conference on the theme "Increasing Agricultural Productivity & Enhancing Food Security in Africa:  New Challenges and Opportunities." The conference will be held on 1 - 3 November 2011 >> Read more

International Training Program on "Fertilizer Policy and Marketing Strategies in Africa"

Below is a workshop announcement from the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC).  Please contact them directly with questions/comments, as this post is only a medium for announcing the workshop, and IFPRI is not affiliated with the event. The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is pleased to announce that an international workshop entitled “Fertilizer Policy and >> Read more

Conference on Emerging Issues in Agricultural Economics

The Center for Agricultural Economic Research, in cooperation with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Management of the Hebrew University, will host an international workshop on “Emerging Issues in Agricultural Economics”. The workshop will take place on the campus of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot, Israel, during May >> Read more

1st International Conference on Rice for Food, Market and Development

With a vision to spur the development of a competitive, sustainable, and inclusive rice industry and rice business in Africa as a pathway to increased economic growth and food security in the continent, rice-Africa (A PPP, Not-For-Profit Initiative of Leap Domiciliares Limited) will host the 1st International Conference on Rice for Food, Market and Development >> Read more

Conference on Rethinking Development

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the Development Studies Association (DSA) of the UK and Ireland are jointly hosting a conference on the topic of "Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty: New Values, Voices and Alliances for Increased Resilience".  The conference will be held on September 19-22, 2011 >> Read more

2020 Conference – Tentative Program Released

The tentative program for the upcoming 2020 Conference: Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health (February 10-12, 2011 in New Delhi, India) has been released.  The program features a lineup of speakers who will showcase cutting-edge research, on-the-ground initiatives, and strategies for better integrating agriculture, nutrition, and health. For more information, visit the 2020 conference >> Read more

Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries

A conference on the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries will take place on May 18-19 in Washington, DC.  The conference will be hosted by George Washington University in partnership with the World Bank’s Development Research Group and UNDP’s Environment and Energy Group (Global Environmental Finance Team).  The conference will focus on autonomous adaptation, policy-making given “deep uncertainty,” >> Read more