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

NSSP participates in the HarvestPlus Nutritious Food Fair

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) participated in the HarvestPlus Nutritious Food Fair on November 4-5, 2015 at IITA Station in Kubwa, Abuja. The intention of the fair was to bring together stakeholders in the public and private sectors, working on market-based solutions to malnutrition, to exhibit products, showcase opportunities and discuss challenges faced by >> Read more

NSSP-IFPRI participates in a Strategy and Planning Workshop for the Knowledge Management (KM) Framework and System for the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA)

Dr. George Mavrotas, NSSP-IFPRI Program Leader, was invited to participate in the main panel discussion for the Strategy and Planning of the Knowledge Management (KM) Framework for the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). The event, held on March 18, 2015 in Abuja, was jointly organized by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), United Nations >> Read more

New Publication: The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Nigeria in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Nigeria by NSSP Senior Economist/Consultant, Aderibigbe Olomola, as a chapter in Food Price in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis edited by Per Pinstrup-Andersen, and recently published by the Oxford University >> Read more

NSSP-IFPRI contributes to the FMARD High-Level Policy Dialogue on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was invited to speak at the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture in Nigeria held on March 17, 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, organized by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), engaged influential stakeholders and >> 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

GSSP & NSSP Joint Retreat in Ghana

The Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) and the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a joint retreat in Ghana from January 19-23, 2015. The retreat was attended by researchers and staff from both NSSP and GSSP along with Washington, DC based researchers that contribute to these programs. >> Read more

Joint Dissemination Event by GSSP and NSSP held in Accra, Ghana

The Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) and the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a joint seminar covering two topics: 1) the rice economy in Nigeria and 2) value chains in Ghana, on January 22, 2015 in Accra, Ghana. The event was attended by members of the >> Read more

ISSER/IFPRI Roundtable Discussion on Youth, Employment and Agriculture in Accra, Ghana

The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a roundtable discussion on the theme Youth, Employment and Agriculture on January 22, 2015 at the University of Ghana. The roundtable discussion looked at how the agricultural sector could serve as a provider of employment >> Read more

NSSP Participates in Stakeholders’ Session Towards Finalizing the ATA Food Security and Nutrition Strategy

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) held a Stakeholders' Session Towards Finalizing the ATA Food Security and Nutrition Strategy on December 11, 2014  to update stakeholders on the progress made toward the finalization of the ATA Food Security and Nutrition Security Strategy. The goal of this session was to reengage stakeholders on key >> Read more

NSSP Participates in the Strategic Planning Workshop for Capacity Development of FMARD (October 20-24, 2014)

In 2012, IFPRI and Africa Lead, at the request of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and USAID, prepared a report to map the key institutions/organizations which would drive the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) and identify their capacity development needs in order to ensure that the goals of the ATA will be >> Read more

NSSP Participates in World Food Day

The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) celebrated the 2014 World Food Day between the 13th and 16th of October with a series of activities. On October 15th, a National Agricultural Show was held in Tudun Wada, Nasarawa State to showcase agricultural products and >> Read more

Capacity Assessment of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda

Africa Lead and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) carried out a study in 2012 to assess the capacity needs of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD). The study entitled, Assessment of Nigeria Agriculture Transformation Agenda (ATA) and Capacity Building Needs, identified key areas that required strengthening with the FMARD in >> Read more