IFPRI-NSSP PARTICIPATES IN FMARD LAUNCH OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (KM) FRAMEWORK

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

A Joint NSSP and GSSP Policy Note has just been published – Agricultural Mechanization and South-South Knowledge Exchange: What can Ghanaian and Nigerian policymakers learn from Bangladesh’s experience?

In 2015, 95 per cent of the farm area in Bangladesh was cultivated using mechanized equipment, a massive increase from 30 per cent in the mid-1990s.

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

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

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: The Effect of Perception of Extension Service on Small Farm Holders Agricultural Production

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of “The Effect of Perception of Extension Service on Small Farm Holders Agricultural Production” by NSSP Senior Research Assistant, Motunrayo Oyeyemi, in the Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, (Vol. 6, No 12). Abstract Empirical studies have suggested that agricultural extension can increase >> 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

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

Global Nutrition Report 2014

Good nutrition is the bedrock of human well-being. Before birth and throughout infancy, good nutrition allows brain functioning to evolve without impairment and immune systems to develop more robustly. For young children, good nutrition status averts death and equips the body to grow and develop to its full potential. Over the course of the human >> Read more

New Publication: Capacity Assessment for Achieving the Agricultural Transformation Agenda in Nigeria, NSSP Working Paper No. 26

Download NSSP Working Paper 26 Authors Suresh Chandra Babu Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong Manson Nwafor Hyacinth Edeh The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Capacity Assessment for Achieving the Agricultural Transformation Agenda in Nigeria by Suresh Babu, Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, Manson Nwafor, and Hyacinth Edeh in the NSSP Working Paper Series (Working >> Read more

New Publication: Determinants of Agro-Dealers’ Participation in the Loan Market in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Determinants of Agro-Dealers’ Participation in the Loan Market in Nigeria by Professor Aderibigbe Olomola, Senior Economist/Consultant for NSSP in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (Vol. 17 Issue. 3). The publication was published in September 2014. Abstract: Agro-dealership financing deserves policy attention if agro-dealers >> Read more

New Publication by NSSP Senior Research Assistant Margaret Adesugba

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Economic Value of Livestock Loss on Pastoralists’ Livelihood:  An Analysis of Ethiopian Pastoralist Households by NSSP Senior Research Assistant Margaret Abiodun Adesugba, in the Journal of Research in Agriculture and Animal Science (Vol. 2 Issue 7). The article was published in August 2014. >> Read more