New NSSP Publications: NSSP Working Paper 50 & NSSP Policy Note 46

Two new publications have been published by IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) - NSSP Working Paper No. 50 & accompanying NSSP Policy Note No. 46. The Working Paper and accompanying Policy Note, co-authored by Patrick Hatzenbuehler (Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI-Abuja) and George Mavrotas (Senior Research Fellow & Head of IFPRI-Abuja), explore how macroeconomic >> Read more

Econometrics for Policy Analysis training delivered at University of Ibadan

On November 28 - 30 2017, a team of four (4) trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated two parallel training courses on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” at the University of Ibadan. The 54 participants (31 males and 23 females) included graduate students from the university's departments of Agricultural Economics, >> Read more

IFPRI delivers Policy Comms Training at Nigeria’s Agricultural Research Council

On 27 and 28 November 2017, a team of Policy Communication experts from the Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered an introductory policy communications training to 26 staff  (9 females, 17 males) of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) in Abuja.

Seminar delivered at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler, Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI-NSSP Abuja, presented a seminar on “How Macroeconomic Factors May Influence Agricultural Program Sustainability: Evidence from Cross River State, Nigeria” as part of the Department of Agricultural Economics Seminar Series at the University of Calabar on November 15, 2017.

Training in Econometrics for Policy Analysis delivered at FUT-Minna, Niger State

On November 7-9, 2017, a team of four (4) trainers from the IFPRI Abuja Office facilitated two parallel training courses on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” over three (3) days at the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT-Minna) which were attended by a total of 58 participants (41 males and 17 females) including faculty >> Read more

Two New NSSP Policy Notes on the Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria

As part of activities under the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) recently released two Policy Notes on the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria to accompany previously released NSSP Working Papers (NSSP Working Paper No. 44 and NSSP Working Paper No. 45) on the >> Read more

New NSSP Working Paper measures the degree to which a change in key macroeconomic variables influences the ability for state ministries of agriculture to sustain agricultural program funding

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) has published a new Working Paper entitled “Macroeconomic factor influence on agricultural program sustainability in Kaduna state, Nigeria”.

New Publication Announcement: NSSP Working Paper No. 47 Explores Private Sector Irrigation Schemes in Nigeria

What information is available on private-sector irrigation schemes in Nigeria? What potential is there for their expansion? Conversely, what constraints limit their operations? These are the key questions addressed in a new Working Paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) entitled “Constraints for Small-scale Private Irrigation Systems in the >> Read more

New Publication Announcement: Two NSSP Working Papers on the Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in northern Nigeria

We are pleased to announce the publication of two Working Papers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) emanating from a study of the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria  – NSSP Working Paper No. 44 covering the qualitative components of the study and NSSP Working Paper No. 45 focusing on the quantitative >> Read more

New Publication Announcement: NSSP Policy Note on the Role of the Locations of Public Sector Varietal Development Activities on Agricultural Productivity

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new NSSP Policy Note entitled The role of the locations of public sector varietal development activities on agricultural productivity. The Policy Note is co-authored by Hiroyuki Takeshima, a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington DC and Abdullahi Mohammed Nasir, >> Read more

Econometrics for Policy Analysis course delivered at University of Nigeria Nsukka

On August 1-3, a team of 4 Project trainers facilitated two parallel training courses on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) which were attended by a total of 45 participants (26 males and 19 females) including faculty and the graduate student body. The trainings were designed to teach >> Read more

Econometrics for Policy Analysis training course delivered at Ebonyi State University

On July 24-26 , a team of three (3) Project trainers facilitated a training course on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” at Ebonyi State University which was attended by a total of 32 (16 males and 16 females) participants including faculty and the graduate student body. The training was designed to teach participants how to >> Read more

Introductory Policy Communication training course delivered at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State on 31 May-1 June, 2017.

On 31 May-1 June, a team of 2 IFPRI trainers facilitated an introductory Policy Communication training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi which was attended by 22 participants  (16 males and 6 females) including faculty and graduate students. The Policy Communication course was designed to provide participants with a practical framework for understanding >> 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

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)

Research Seminar Organized at Ahmadu Bello University

As part of efforts geared towards strengthening Nigeria’s capacity for greater evidence-based policy processes by increasing the capacity of Nigerian researchers and analysts to undertake and make widely available relevant evidence, on December 14, 2016, Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler, an Associate Research Fellow based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Office in Abuja, gave >> Read more

Intermediate Policy Communications Training Course Organized at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria-Kaduna State.

On December 13-14, 2016, a team of two trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated an intermediate Policy Communications training course at Ahmadu Bello University which was attended by 21 faculty members.

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. 37 and its accompanying NSSP Policy Note No. 38, titled Institutions and public agricultural investments: A qualitative study of state and local government spending in Nigeria. The Working Paper and Policy >> Read more

Post-Conference Press Release – First Conference of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project organized in Abuja on 27 & 28 September 2016

On September 27-28, the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project held its first conference at the Rockview Hotel Royale in Abuja. The event attracted more than 130 participants from all over Nigeria and officially launched the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. It brought stakeholders together to interact around the theme - “Promoting >> Read more