IFPRI and the NSSP Office Contribute to the National Workshop for the Reform of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)

As Nigeria works towards reforming its agricultural research system, more effective collaboration between its national research institutions and international research centres such as the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is an important ingredient to strengthening further the system. This was the key message delivered by Dr George Mavrotas, Senior Research Fellow and Head of >> Read more

New Publication in the NSSP Working Paper Series: “Understanding the Framework for Intergovernmental Interactions in the Implementation of Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda”

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of the paper entitled "Understanding the Framework for Intergovernmental Interactions in the Implementation of Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda" by Prof. Aderibigbe S. Olomola in the NSSP Working Paper Series (Working Paper No. 27). Abstract: This study focuses on intergovernmental interactions in Nigeria’s Agricultural >> 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

Nigeria Agricultural News Digest

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.

Nigeria Agricultural News Digest

“CBN Begins Implementation of N450b NIRSAL Special Credit Soon” The implementation of the Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) will commence in March, an official of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said. Mr Kingsely Moghalu, the bank’s Deputy Governor, disclosed on Sunday in Enugu that a number of steps >> Read more

Nigeria Agricultural News Digest

“World Bank to back Nigeria’s agric programme with $500m grant” The nation’s agricultural sector may soon secure a $500 million (N81 billion) grant from the World Bank, going by a disclosure from the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. The grant is expected to support the Federal Government’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). >> Read more