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

New Publication now available: What factors influence nutritional adequacy in rural households in Nigeria?

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new research paper entitled “Factors Influencing Nutritional Adequacy among Rural Households in Nigeria: How Does Dietary Diversity Stand among Influencers?” in the Ecology of Food and Nutrition journal. In this paper, co-authored by Dare Akerele, Rahman Akintayo Sanusi, and Olumuyiwa Fowowe Ashaolu of the Department of >> Read more

Seminar presentation organized at the IFPRI Abuja Office

On 9 March 2017, Dr. Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, gave a seminar presentation at the IFPRI Abuja office titled “Towards a Systemic Analysis of the Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural Production in Nigeria”. Her presentation was based on research that provided a systematic analysis of the potential impact of climate >> Read more

George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI Office in Abuja, contributes to Nigeria Economic Outlook Conference – Lagos, 17 January 2017

Dr. George Mavrotas, Head of the IFPRI Office in Abuja and Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) was invited to participate as a plenary speaker in the Nigeria Economic Outlook Conference, organized by Time Economics, The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and Business Post in Lagos, on 17 January >> Read more

Announcement: New Publication now Available

  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 “Assessing the state of the rice milling sector in Nigeria: The role of policy for growth and modernization”. The paper, Number 40 in the NSSP Working Paper series, was co-authored by Michael >> Read more

Announcement: New Publication now Available

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 “Institutional limits to land governance reform: Federal-state dynamics in Nigeria”. The paper, Number 38 in the NSSP Working Paper series, was co-authored by Danielle Resnick and Austen Okumo. To access the full paper, >> 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)

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

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. 36 and its accompanying NSSP Policy Note No. 37, entitled Who influences government spending in agriculture? The roles of public actors in subnational funding allocation in Nigeria. The Working Paper and >> Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW NSSP WORKING PAPER NOW AVAILABLE

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.”

Announcement: New NSSP Publication Available

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 “Varietal development and the effectiveness of seed sector policies: The case of rice in Nigeria.”

Announcement: New Vacancy in the IFPRI-NSSP Office

The International Food Policy Research Institute has a local vacancy for a Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst based in its Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office in Abuja.

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

IFPRI Supports Launch of APRNet Agricultural Policy Research Journal for Nigeria

As part of efforts towards promoting agricultural policy research and communication in Nigeria, on 10 August 2016, Nigeria’s Agricultural Policy research Network (APRNet), with support from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), has launched a new agricultural policy research journal in Abuja. The launch of the Nigerian Agricultural Policy Research Journal (NAPReJ) coincided with >> Read more

Announcement: New NSSP Working Paper now Available!

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

Op-Ed on the Occasion of World Youth Skills Day 2016

Improving Skills among Youth: A sine qua non Condition for Enhancing Agricultural Diversification, Entrepreneurial and Employment Prospects for Youth in Nigeria  “Skills development reduces poverty and better equips young people to find decent jobs. It trigger a process of empowerment and self-esteem that benefits everyone”. – United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon Contributed by Margaret >> Read more

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.

Special Announcement: CALL FOR PAPERS, First Conference of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, Abuja, 27 & 28 September 2016

Please see link below for further details. CALL FOR PAPERS - NAPP Conference 2016

A Step Closer to a Reformed Agricultural Research System in Nigeria

Blog contributed by Dr. Suresh Babu, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI For developing countries, agricultural development depends on the total factor productivity of the sector, given the contributions the sector makes to national income. Knowledge and innovation play a key role in increasing the total factor productivity. Public agricultural research systems play a crucial role in >> Read more