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

NSSP presents at the 15th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program’s Senior Economist/Consultant, Professor Aderibigbe Olomola, and Senior Research Assistant, Margaret Adesugba, presented their paper titled, “Transforming Nigerian Agriculture in the Context of a Green Economy: Financing Challenges, Opportunities and Mechanisms,” at the 15th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists held at Niger Delta University (Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa >> Read more

IFPRI releases the 2014 Global Hunger Index

The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the ninth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or “extremely alarming” in 16 countries. This year’s report >> Read more

Inauguration of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Policy Working Group

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) inaugurated the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) Policy Working Group with a two-day high-level workshop on September 15-16th, 2014. The event was attended by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Minister of State, the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture for the Senate and the >> 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

Mainstreaming Nutrition into the Agricultural Transformation Agenda

The Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Federal Government of Nigeria has articulated the need for the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) to unlock Nigeria’s potential to improve availability and access to nutritious foods in order to improve food and nutrition security through agriculture. As a result, a two-day National Capacity Building Workshop >> Read more

Building Smarter Subsidies: Input Subsides in Africa South of the Sahara

Source: Flickr (CIMMYT) Drought tolerant maize seed ready for distribution in Malawi. Cross-posted from the International Food Policy Research Institute. Dec 2, 2013 by Rebecca Sullivan Input subsidy programs—a mainstay of 1960s and 1970s international donor agendas—have regained favor in Africa south of the Sahara in recent years. Although 10 African countries spent more than >> Read more

Nigeria Agricultural News Digest

We Need Funds Not Phones, Farmers tell FG Farmers across the country have criticized the plan by the Federal Government to distribute mobile phones to 10 million farmers. They described it as a misplaced priority. A member of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria in Delta State, Dr. John Akwara, said phones do not appear >> Read more

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Consulting Civil Society Organizations on their Capacity for Agricultural Transformation in Nigeria

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is currently carrying out an assessment of individuals and organizations in Nigeria on their involvement and capacity to participate in the agricultural policy processes. This study is an effort to help the Nigerian government identify capacity strengthening needs for the implementation of its agricultural transformation agenda.

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