New Publication in the NSSP Working Paper Series: “Commercial Banks’ Response to Government’s Financial Stimulus for Improved Agricultural Financing in Nigeria”

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of the paper entitled “Commercial Banks’ Response to Government’s Financial Stimulus for Improved Agricultural Financing in Nigeria” by Prof. Aderibigbe S. Olomola and Maryam Yaro in the NSSP Working Paper Series (Working Paper No. 28). Abstract: This study Examines the implementation of recent agricultural >> Read more

New Publication in the NSSP Working Paper Series: “Understanding the Framework for Intergovernmental Interactions in the Implementation of Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda”

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of the paper entitled "Understanding the Framework for Intergovernmental Interactions in the Implementation of Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda" by Prof. Aderibigbe S. Olomola in the NSSP Working Paper Series (Working Paper No. 27). Abstract: This study focuses on intergovernmental interactions in Nigeria’s Agricultural >> Read more

New Publication: Communities’ Perceptions and Knowledge of Ecosystem Services: Evidence from Rural Communities in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce a new publication from the International Food Policy Research Institute's Environment and Production Technology Division entitled Communities’ Perceptions and Knowledge of Ecosystem Services: Evidence from Rural Communities in Nigeria by Wei Zhang, Edward Kato, Prapti Bhandary, Ephraim Nkonya, Hassan Ishaq Ibrahim, Mure Agbonlahor, and Hussaini Yusuf Ibrahim as >> Read more

New Publication: Market Imperfections for Tractor Service Provision in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Market Imperfections for Tractor Service Provision in Nigeria by Hiroyuki Takeshima as the 1424 publication of the IFPRI Discussion Paper Series. The IFPRI Discussion Paper was published in March 2015. Abstract: Agricultural mechanization often accompanies agricultural transformation. In some countries in Africa south of >> Read more

2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI’s flagship report puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. Drawing on rigorous research, IFPRI researchers and other distinguished food policy experts consider a wide range of crucial questions: How can middle income countries, which despite becoming more affluent are still home >> Read more

New Publication: Loan Demand and Rationing among Small-Scale Farmers in Nigeria

Download IFPRI Discussion Paper 1403 Authors Aderibigbe Olomola Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Loan Demand and Rationing among Small-Scale Farmers in Nigeria by Aderibigbe Olomola and Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong as the 1403th publication in the IFPRI Discussion Paper Series. The IFPRI Discussion Paper was published on >> Read more

New Publication: Business Operations of Agrodealers and their Participation in the Loan Market in Nigeria

Download IFPRI Discussion Paper 1400 Authors Aderibigbe Olomola The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Business Operations of Agrodealers and their Participation in the Loan Market in Nigeria by Aderibigbe Olomola as the 1400th publication in the IFPRI Discussion Paper Series. The IFPRI Discussion Paper was published on December >> Read more

New Publication: Irrigation Potential in Nigeria: Some Perspectives Based on Factor Endowments, Tropical Nature, and Patterns in Favorable Areas

Download IFPRI Discussion Paper 1399 Authors Hiroyuki Takeshima Margaret Adesugba The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Irrigation Potential in Nigeria: Some Perspectives Based on Factor Endowments, Tropical Nature, and Patterns in Favorable Areas by Hiroyuki Takeshima and Margaret Adesugba as the 1399th publication in the IFPRI Discussion Paper >> Read more

New Publication: Analysis of Agricultural Public Expenditure in Nigeria: Examination at the Federal, State, and Local Government Level

Download IFPRI Discussion Paper 1395 Authors Aderibigbe Olomola Tewodaj Mogues Tolulope Olofinbiyi Chinedum Nwoko Edet Udoh Reuben Alabi Justice Onu Sileshi Woldeyohannes The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Analysis of Agricultural Public Expenditure in Nigeria: Examination at the Federal, State, and Local Government Level by Aderibigbe Olomola, Tewodaj Mogues, Tolulope >> 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: Tractor Owner-Operators in Nigeria

Download IFPRI Discussion Paper 1355 Authors Hiroyuki Takeshima Hyacinth Edeh Akeem Lawal Moshud Isiaka The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Tractor Owner-Operators in Nigeria by Hiroyuki Takeshima, Hyacinth Edeh, Akeem Lawal, and Moshud Isiaka as the 1355th publication in the IFPRI Discussion Paper Series. The IFPRI Discussion Paper >> Read more

New Publication: Tenure Security and Demand for Land Tenure Regularization in Nigeria

Download NSSP Working Paper 25 Authors Hosaena Ghebru Hagos Hyacinth Edeh Daniel Ali Klaus Deininger Austen Okumo Sileshi Woldeyohannes The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Tenure Security and Demand for Land Tenure Regularization in Nigeria by Hosaena Ghebru Hagos, Hyacinth Edeh, Daniel Ali, Klaus Deininger, Austen Okumo, and >> Read more

Importance of rice research and development in rice seed policies

Seed is an important input in agriculture. Appropriate seed policy enables the supply of good varieties to farmers at a low cost. Thus, improved seed-sector functions, including seed subsidies, effective regulations, certifications, and efficient private-sector participation, receive significant attention. Relatively less attention, however, has been given to the suitability of varieties that various seed-sector policies >> Read more

Policy options for accelerated growth and competitiveness of the domestic rice economy in Nigeria

The Nigerian government has embarked on an ambitious plan to make the country self-sufficient in rice production by 2015 under its current Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). The plan is in response to the perceived threat to the Nigerian economy of larger volumes of milled rice imports into Nigeria, with an import bill currently exceeding US$2 billion. >> Read more

Assessing the potential and policy alternatives for achieving rice competitiveness and growth in Nigeria

The principal objective of this paper is to review and assess the policy implications and potential for Nigeria to transform its domestic rice sector and become more competitive with imports in order to ultimately displace them over time. Since 2011, the Nigerian government embarked on an ambitious plan to make the country self-sufficient in rice >> Read more

Agricultural mechanization patterns in Nigeria: Insights from farm household typology and agricultural household model simulation

Anecdotal evidence indicates labor costs for farming in Nigeria are rising while levels of mechanization remain low. Information is scarce regarding the types of farm households that use mechanization in Nigeria and the potential demand for mechanization services among farmers. We apply cluster analysis to data from the Living Standards Measurement Study—Integrated Surveys on Agriculture >> Read more

Structural Change in the Economy of Nigeria

We document that structural change accounts for approximately one-fifth of the total change in labor productivity in Nigeria between 1996 and 2009. Labor moved out of the agricultural and wholesale and retail trade sectors into manufacturing, transportation and communications, business services, and general services.

Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis: Nigeria

The Nigerian Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) provides an in-depth assessment of the food security situation within Nigeria. This is very important as it equips policymakers with timely and relevant information that will aid the targeting of interventions. Some of the most pertinent findings of the study are listed below: • Food insecurity >> Read more

Typology of farm households and irrigation systems: Some evidence from Nigeria

Irrigation is considered an important factor for agriculture and food security. Knowledge gaps, however, still exist with regard to how farmers in Africa south of Sahara, including Nigeria, are using irrigation. Given the diverse agroecological and socioeconomic environment in countries like Nigeria, understanding the diverse patterns of irrigation use and their associations with household characteristics >> Read more

Spillover effects of targeted subsidies: An assessment of fertilizer and improved seed use in Nigeria

Though there is increasing evidence of the availability and potential of new agricultural technologies in Africa south of the Sahara, effective demand for them is still low. A recent refocus on increasing farmers’ use of modern technologies such as improved seed and chemical fertilizer has led to a resurgence of input subsidies for these products >> Read more