New NSSP Publication in the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce a new NSSP publication entitled “Evaluation of Nigerian Agricultural Production Data” by the NSSP Associate Research Fellow Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler (co-authored with Philip Abbott and Tahirou Abdoulaye), published in the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Vol. 12, No. 12, pp. 125-141) in June >> 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

Announcement: New Publication now Available

  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper titled “Assessing the state of the rice milling sector in Nigeria: The role of policy for growth and modernization”. The paper, Number 40 in the NSSP Working Paper series, was co-authored by Michael >> Read more

New Publication now Available

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper titled “Land administration service delivery and its challenges in Nigeria”. The paper, Number 39 in the NSSP Working Paper series, was co-authored by Hosaena Ghebru and Austen Okumo. To access the full paper, visit >> Read more

Announcement: New Publication now Available

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper titled “Institutional limits to land governance reform: Federal-state dynamics in Nigeria”. The paper, Number 38 in the NSSP Working Paper series, was co-authored by Danielle Resnick and Austen Okumo. To access the full paper, >> Read more

IFPRI-NSSP participates in the 11th African Economic Conference (AEC)

Dr. George Mavrotas, represented IFPRI-NSSP as a plenary speaker in the 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) in Abuja, on December 5-7, 2016. Over 300 participants attended the annual event, co-organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), on the theme, "Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied >> 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)

Announcement: New Publications Available

The International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new NSSP Working Paper No. 36 and its accompanying NSSP Policy Note No. 37, entitled Who influences government spending in agriculture? The roles of public actors in subnational funding allocation in Nigeria. The Working Paper and >> Read more

NSSP Participates in African Development Bank’s Evaluation Week Development Conference

Dr. George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI Abuja Office and Program Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program, represented IFPRI as a plenary speaker at the Evaluation Week Development conference organized  by the African Development Bank (AfDB) at the AfDB Headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 7-10 November 2016.

Announcement: New Vacancy in the IFPRI-NSSP Office

The International Food Policy Research Institute has a local vacancy for a Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst based in its Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office in Abuja.

REMINDER Special Announcement: CALL FOR PAPERS, First Conference of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, Abuja, 27 & 28 September 2016

Please see link below for further details. CALL FOR PAPERS - NAPP Conference 2016

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

RESCHEDULED: Seminar on Youth Employment Now April 30th in Abuja

Due to unforeseen travel issues the April installment of IFPRI Nigeria's Monthly Seminar Series is rescheduled for next Wednesday, April 30th. Join us for the April installment of IFPRI Nigeria's Monthly Seminar Series. This month we are excited to have IFPRI Senior Research Fellow/NSSP Program Leader, Dr. Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, presenting on the very timely topic of >> Read more

Upcoming Research Seminar Hosted by IFDC – February 6th in Abuja

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Nigeria kindly asked us to share information about their seminar this Thursday. The seminar will feature the Executive Director of the Virtual Fertilizer Research Center (VFRC), Dr. Prem Bindraban. The Virtual Fertilizer Research Center's (VFRC) work is focused on finding innovative fertilizers and technologies to leapfrog the socio-economic and environmental problems facing many countries. Please join us >> Read more

IFPRI Nigeria Hiring Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant

IFPRI VACANCY POSTING LOCALLY RECRUITED POSITION Position # FO-13-023 TITLE:  RESEARCH ASSISTANT/ SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT LOCATION:  ABUJA, NIGERIA REPORTS TO:  KWABENA GYIMAH-BREMPONG – PROGRAM LEADER, NSSP DIVISION:  DSGD POSTING DATE:  20 JULY, 2013 CLOSING DATE:  15 AUGUST, 2013, OR UNTIL FILLED

Seminar Postponed: Gender-Differentiated Demand for Certificates of Occupancy in Rural and Urban Areas of Nigeria – Thursday, May 2nd in Abuja

It is with my sincerest apology that we are postponing the upcoming seminar, titled "Gender-Differentiated Demand for Certificates of Occupancy (CO) in Rural and Urban Areas of Nigeria: The case of Kano and Ondo states." Our presenter, Dr. Hosaena Ghebru Hagos, encountered an unforeseen scheduling conflict that will prevent him from presenting. He will return >> Read more

Recap of IFPRI-NSSP 2012 Research Conference

NSSP RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Informing Nigeria's Agricultural Transformation Agenda with Policy Analysis and Research Evidence Held November 13-14, 2012 NSSP's 2012 conference highlighted the results of the program's research over the two years which have passed since its National Stakeholders Forum in 2010. The conference was intended to bring together policymakers, researchers, development partners, and other >> Read more

Did Using Input Vouchers Improve the Distribution of Subsidized Fertilizer in Nigeria? The Case of Kano and Taraba States

Though input vouchers are increasingly being used as a mechanism to target subsidies in developing countries, limited empirical evidence of their performance relative to other distribution mechanisms exist. Consequently this study contributes to this scarce literature by comparing an input voucher program piloted in Nigeria in 2009 to the previous government led distribution mechanism. Input >> Read more

IFPRI Researchers publish book on public investments in agriculture in Africa (including chapter on Nigeria)

Tewodaj Mogues and Samuel Benin, Research Fellows at IFPRI, are co-editors of a just-published book that looks at public investments in and for Agriculture in Africa, including a chapter on Nigeria. Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effects of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of >> Read more

ASTI Report: Agricultural R&D on the rebound in Nigeria?

According to the recently released country note by ASTI, the Farm and Infrastructure Foundation (FIF), and the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), Nigeria now has the largest agricultural research and development (R&D) system of all countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in terms of investments and numbers of researchers.  However, one disconcerting capacity trend (stemming from >> Read more