The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Working Paper titled “The impact on farm household welfare of large irrigation dams and their distribution across hydrological basins: Insights from northern Nigeria.”

Typology of farm households and irrigation systems: Some evidence from Nigeria

Irrigation is considered an important factor for agriculture and food security. Knowledge gaps, however, still exist with regard to how farmers in Africa south of Sahara, including Nigeria, are using irrigation. Given the diverse agroecological and socioeconomic environment in countries like Nigeria, understanding the diverse patterns of irrigation use and their associations with household characteristics >> 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

“Irrigation Pumps and Milling Machines as Insurance against rainfall and Price Risks in Nigeria”

The majority of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) lack the means to mitigate the impact of risks associated with rainfall and commodity prices due to financial constraints and the imperfect insurance markets in these countries. Because most SSA farmers are risk averse, they may be willing to invest in productive assets that can mitigate the >> Read more

Agricultural News Digest

World Bank Pledges N135bn to Boost Agriculture in Nigeria Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, disclosed on Thursday April 18, 2012 that the World Bank had made commitment to support the nation’s agricultural sector with N135 billion in order to boost the economy. Dr. Adesina attributed the development to the outcome of the just concluded Agribusiness >> 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

NSSP Research Seminar

IFPRI is pleased to invite you to the research seminar on Transaction costs and Investment in Irrigation Pumps: Evidence from the Fadama II project by Dr. Hiroyuki Takeshima on Tuesday 24th November @ 3.00PM The small-scale private irrigation scheme (SPRI) has been the major driving force behind the expansion of irrigated area in Nigeria. SPRI allows >> Read more