New Publication Announcement: NSSP Working Paper No. 47 Explores Private Sector Irrigation Schemes in Nigeria

What information is available on private-sector irrigation schemes in Nigeria? What potential is there for their expansion? Conversely, what constraints limit their operations? These are the key questions addressed in a new Working Paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) entitled “Constraints for Small-scale Private Irrigation Systems in the >> Read more

Policy Seminar Presentation by Dr. George Mavrotas (IFPRI) at the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)’s Headquarters in Abuja, 5 October 2017

Dr. George Mavrotas (Head of IFPRI Abuja Office and Director of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program) was invited by the senior management of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) to deliver a policy seminar on the role of the agricultural research system in Nigeria on 5 October 2017. This high-profile event organized by ARCN >> Read more

New Publication Announcement: NSSP Policy Note on the Role of the Locations of Public Sector Varietal Development Activities on Agricultural Productivity

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new NSSP Policy Note entitled The role of the locations of public sector varietal development activities on agricultural productivity. The Policy Note is co-authored by Hiroyuki Takeshima, a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington DC and Abdullahi Mohammed Nasir, >> Read more

New Publication Announcement: NSSP Working Paper on Rural Transformation and Land Tenure Security in Nigeria

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled, “Scrutinizing the status quo: Rural transformation and land tenure security in Nigeria.” The paper was co-authored by Hosaena Ghebru, Research Fellow at IFPRI and Fikirte Girmachew, Research Officer at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. The >> Read more

New Publication Announcement: NSSP Working Paper on the Links between the Location of Public Sector Varietal Development Activities and Agricultural Productivity

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled, “The role of the locations of public sector varietal development activities on agricultural productivity: Evidence from northern Nigeria. The paper was co-authored by Hiroyuki Takeshima, Research Fellow at IFPRI and Abdullahi Mohammed Nasir, Senior >> Read more

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

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.