Announcement: New NSSP Working Paper now Available

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the NSSP Office is pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper titled “Market Imperfections for Tractor Service Provision in Nigeria International Perspectives and Empirical Evidence”, authored by Dr. Hiroyuki Takeshima, IFPRI research Fellow. Please here to read the full paper.

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.

Agricultural mechanization patterns in Nigeria: Insights from farm household typology and agricultural household model simulation

Anecdotal evidence indicates labor costs for farming in Nigeria are rising while levels of mechanization remain low. Information is scarce regarding the types of farm households that use mechanization in Nigeria and the potential demand for mechanization services among farmers. We apply cluster analysis to data from the Living Standards Measurement Study—Integrated Surveys on Agriculture >> Read more

Upcoming Preliminary Research Seminar on Ag Mechanization – Tuesday, May 14th in Abuja

                                                  Source: Theodora Adene Please join us for a preliminary research seminar (brownbag) presented by IFPRI Research Fellow, Dr. Hiroyuki Takeshima, titled "Nigeria’s Mechanization Gap: The current state of agricultural mechanization in Nigeria," featuring his recent work on the topic. The brownbag will cover regional trends in ag mechanization in Nigeria and lessons learned from Asia and Latin America. For the full abstract, >> Read more

“How does ownership of farm implements affect investment in other farm implements when farmers’ liquidity constraint is relaxed?: Insights from Nigeria”

Mechanization is a key to agricultural productivity growth in developing countries. Farm implements, ranging from hand tools to draft animals to milling machines to power tillers and tractors, often play complementary roles with each other, and supporting adoption of certain farm implements may also speed up adoption of others. In the absence of credit, insurance, >> Read more

“Validation Workshop on Private Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization in Nigeria”

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) continues to work towards strengthening evidence based policymaking, generating policy research to fill key knowledge gaps and improving national capacity for policy analysis in Nigeria. In view of this, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) >> Read more

“Concept Note Workshop on Irrigation and Mechanization”

In line with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (FMARD’s) vision of ensuring access, availability and affordability of high-quality food to all Nigerians, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is undertaking research on agricultural mechanization in Nigeria under the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative of the United States Agency for International Development >> Read more

“Agricultural Mechanization and the Smallholder Farmers in Nigeria”

The majority of Nigeria’s smallholder farmers are often too poor to employ modern tools, such as tractors and plows, even with substantial government support. In this respect, an agricultural mechanization policy would need effective targeting with regard to particular farming activities and types of farmers for which different forms of mechanization efforts could be directed. >> Read more