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.”

A Step Closer to a Reformed Agricultural Research System in Nigeria

Blog contributed by Dr. Suresh Babu, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI For developing countries, agricultural development depends on the total factor productivity of the sector, given the contributions the sector makes to national income. Knowledge and innovation play a key role in increasing the total factor productivity. Public agricultural research systems play a crucial role in >> Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day: The Case for Women Empowerment in the Nigerian Agricultural Sector

Contributed by Margaret Adesugba, Senior Research Assistant, IFPRI “When women are empowered and can claim their rights and access to land, leadership, opportunities and choices, economies grow, food security is enhanced and prospects are improved for current and future generations" - Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile and former Executive Director of the UN Entity for >> Read more

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