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

Announcement: IFPRI Discussion Paper

Patterns and Trends of Child and Maternal Nutrition Inequalities in Nigeria Despite the fact that non income dimensions of well-being such as nutrition and health are now placed on the global development agenda, substantial gaps remain in our knowledge about patterns and trends in nutrition inequalities in many developing countries. The main objective of this >> Read more

Updating Nigeria’s Agriculture Strategy

In line with the FMAWR’s vision of ensuring access, availability and affordability of quality foods to all Nigerian, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resource (FMAWR) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) through the USAID Markets Program is partnering with experts to update the Nation's agricultural strategy. The 1st activity >> Read more