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

Econometrics for Policy Analysis courses delivered at University of Nigeria Nsukka

On August 1-3, a team of 4 Project trainers facilitated two parallel training courses on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) which were attended by a total of 45 participants (26 males and 19 females) including faculty and the graduate student body. The trainings were designed to teach >> Read more

Econometrics for Policy Analysis training course delivered at Ebonyi State University

On July 24-26 , a team of three (3) Project trainers facilitated a training course on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” at Ebonyi State University which was attended by a total of 32 (16 males and 16 females) participants including faculty and the graduate student body. The training was designed to teach participants how to >> Read more

New publication from IFPRI’s Director General’s Office and the NSSP Office

The Director General’s Office and IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) are pleased to announce the publication of the IFPRI Discussion Paper No. 01657 on “Integrating Environmental Considerations into the Agricultural Policy Process: Evidence from Nigeria”, co-authored by Suresh Chandra Babu, George Mavrotas and Nilam Prasai.

DG’s Corner: IFPRI-Nigeria partnership for transformation

Rapid urbanization is dramatically changing demographics throughout the world, and especially in Nigeria. New research shows urbanization has been underestimated in Nigeria so far—already in 2010, 46 percent of the Nigerian population lived in urban areas, up from 31 percent found in previous assessments. While Nigeria has made impressive gains made in the service industry, >> 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.

Introductory Policy Communication training course delivered at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State on 31 May-1 June, 2017.

On 31 May-1 June, a team of 2 IFPRI trainers facilitated an introductory Policy Communication training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi which was attended by 22 participants  (16 males and 6 females) including faculty and graduate students. The Policy Communication course was designed to provide participants with a practical framework for understanding >> 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

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

Policy Communications Training Course Organized for the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja

On 19-20 December, 2016, a team of three trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) facilitated an introductory Policy Communications training course at the   Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)

Research Seminar Organized at Ahmadu Bello University

As part of efforts geared towards strengthening Nigeria’s capacity for greater evidence-based policy processes by increasing the capacity of Nigerian researchers and analysts to undertake and make widely available relevant evidence, on December 14, 2016, Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler, an Associate Research Fellow based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Office in Abuja, gave >> Read more

Intermediate Policy Communications Training Course Organized at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria-Kaduna State.

On December 13-14, 2016, a team of two trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated an intermediate Policy Communications training course at Ahmadu Bello University which was attended by 21 faculty members.

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

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

IFPRI Supports Nigeria’s Efforts towards Gender Policy for Agriculture

On Thursday, 4 August 2016, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) held a workshop on the Draft National Agricultural Gender Policy.

Op-Ed on the Occasion of World Youth Skills Day 2016

Improving Skills among Youth: A sine qua non Condition for Enhancing Agricultural Diversification, Entrepreneurial and Employment Prospects for Youth in Nigeria  “Skills development reduces poverty and better equips young people to find decent jobs. It trigger a process of empowerment and self-esteem that benefits everyone”. – United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon Contributed by Margaret >> Read more

New Publication: 2016 Global Nutrition Report Now Available

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Global Nutrition Report from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled “Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030.”