Learning to Fly: Experts Share Lessons Learned for Transforming Agriculture in Africa

Cross-posted from the International Food Policy Research Institute. Oct 7, 2013 by Rebecca Sullivan Source: Flickr (IFPRI) Panelists (L-R): Shenggen Fan, Yaya Olaniran, Khalid Bomba, Jonathan Shrier  Africa is confronting a complex development challenge: population pressures are driving land scarcity, resulting in progressively smaller plots of land per farmer. On the land that’s still available, soil is >> 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

“Web 2.0 Tools and Library Skills Training Workshop”

To assist the Nigerian government  in the achieving its goal to reduce poverty and hunger in the country, which partly involves reforming its policies to aid agricultural growth, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has been implementing the Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System Project in Nigeria. The SAKSS Project aims to do three >> Read more

“Agricultural Investment for Growth and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria”

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) includes a target of 6 percent annual agricultural growth, supported by the allocation of at least 10 percent of the national budget for agriculture. The Nigerian government has set a higher growth target of 10 percent annual agricultural growth in the medium term, since the country has already >> Read more