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-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 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

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

New NSSP Publication now available…

NSSP Working Paper No. 31- Delving Deeper into the Agricultural Transformation and Youth Employment Nexus: The Nigerian Case The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the NSSP Office is pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper titled “Delving deeper into the Agricultural Transformation and Youth Employment Nexus: The Nigerian Case.” The >> Read more

Upcoming APRNet Seminar on Climate Change Risks next Thursday in Abuja

Join us next Thursday for the first edition of APRNet's Policy Seminar series. The objective of this new series is to provide APRNet members a unique opportunity to disseminate significant policy research to and receive feedback from the relevant audience. The Policy Seminar series is one instrument for achieving APRNet’s strategic mission of "connecting research and >> Read more

Building Smarter Subsidies: Input Subsides in Africa South of the Sahara

Source: Flickr (CIMMYT) Drought tolerant maize seed ready for distribution in Malawi. Cross-posted from the International Food Policy Research Institute. Dec 2, 2013 by Rebecca Sullivan Input subsidy programs—a mainstay of 1960s and 1970s international donor agendas—have regained favor in Africa south of the Sahara in recent years. Although 10 African countries spent more than >> Read more

Learning to Fly: Experts Share Lessons Learned for Transforming Agriculture in Africa

Cross-posted from the International Food Policy Research Institute. Oct 7, 2013 by Rebecca Sullivan Source: Flickr (IFPRI) Panelists (L-R): Shenggen Fan, Yaya Olaniran, Khalid Bomba, Jonathan Shrier  Africa is confronting a complex development challenge: population pressures are driving land scarcity, resulting in progressively smaller plots of land per farmer. On the land that’s still available, soil is >> Read more

Gates Foundation to Open Office in Abuja

ABUJA - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on September 13, 2012 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government of Nigeria. Nigeria’s Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman signed the MOU in Abuja with the Gates Foundation’s Director for Africa, Laurie Lee.

“Educational Opportunities at the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies”

Several post-graduate educational programs have been announced by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin Germany. These are the Summer Semester 2012 (beginning July 16th, 2012) and Fall Semester 2012 (beginning October 1st, 2012) degree programs in the areas of International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy, Cultural Diplomacy & the Global Economy, and E-Learning Courses in Cultural >> Read more

AGRODEP – Invitation to Apply

AGRODEP is an initiative led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in cooperation with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA), the West African Council on Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), and the Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Network (FANRPAN). Its goal is to position African experts >> 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

How best to address gender issues for increasing livestock and fish productivity for global security?

As part of the consultations for the proposed CGIAR Mega Program on livestock and fish, we are looking for feedback and comments on the proposed strategy to address gender issues as part of the Mega Program. We invite your comments on the overall gender strategy and responses to the four questions outlined below: 1. Is >> Read more

E-Discussion on Women and Poverty

We are pleased to announce the upcoming E-discussion on Women and Poverty organized by the United Nations Development Program, scheduled for January 11-12, 2010. The purpose of the e-discussion is to bring together experts, practitioners and policy-makers, from within and outside of the UN system, to formulate critical policy messages to the 15-year review of >> Read more

New Program and Publication

Partnership of AGRA / AWEPA The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA) announced a new partnership to support African parliamentarians as they promote policies to help smallholder farmers make the transition from subsistence to market-oriented agriculture.  For further details, please visit the link: >> Read more

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) invites interested parties to online discussion on "How to Feed the World in 2050?" and other questions related to the future of agriculture. To join the discussion, please register online at or participate by requesting a temporary subscription at Contributions can be made >> Read more

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.

Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum (NAEC)

Two curricula that help strengthen the entrepreneurial skills of Nigerian farmers and processors have been developed by PrOpCom and USAID/MARKETS. The GTZ Employment-oriented Private Sector Development (EoPSD) Project, Partners for Development, and the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Fadama II project have been key partners in the roll-out and trainer certification process. The curriculum aims to: >> Read more

LinkedIn Group: Nigeria Agricultural Policy Research Network

Another opportunity to interact with fellow professionals with expertise in agricultural policy and strategy formulation and implementation in Nigeria is available through the linkedIn Group “Nigeria Agricultural Policy Research Network”.    Being a member of this social network will provide an opportunity to showcase your expertise, provide opportunities for sharing your research and knowledge on >> Read more