“National Stakeholders Forum: Research Results for Evidence-Based Agricultural Policies and Strategies in Nigeria”

The activities of the Agricultural Policy Support Facility (APSF) have generated research-based evidence for a more inclusive design and implementation of pro-poor, gender-sensitive, and environmentally sustainable agricultural and rural development policies and strategies. To disseminate the results and share knowledge and experience gained through APSF, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with >> Read more

“Developing Evidence for Agricultural and Rural Development Policies and Strategies In Nigeria”

Bridging the research and policy divide remains a top priority on the Nigerian federal government’s agenda. This renewed commitment paved the way for the Agricultural Support Facility Project (APSF), which seeks to, among other things, create an environment and produce evidence on specific policy issues facing the Nigerian agricultural sector that allows for a more >> Read more

“Sustaining Capacity for Supplying Evidence for Agricultural & Rural Development Policies”

The Federal Government of Nigeria has demonstrated a strong commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the NEEDS Targets.  Recognizing the importance of agriculture, as well as the challenges faced by the sector, in providing evidence for policymaking, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (FMAWR) established the Agricultural Policy Support Facility >> Read more

“Implementing the Agricultural Policy Support Facility (APSF)”

The Agricultural Policy Support Facility (APSF) is an initiative to strengthen pro-poor, gender-sensitive, and environmentally sustainable evidence-based policymaking in Nigeria in the areas of rural and agricultural development. The program is facilitated by the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water >> Read more

“From the Ground Up: Impacts of a Pro-Poor Community Driven Development Project in Nigeria”

Poverty remains entrenched in Nigeria, where 70 percent of the rural population lives below the poverty line. In response, the Nigerian government launched the Second National Fadama Development Project (Fadama II) in 2005. Based on the community-driven development (CDD) approach, the project aims to generate income for beneficiaries, empower local communities, and improve the way >> Read more

“Towards a pro-poor agricultural growth strategy in Nigeria”

Agriculture remains a major sector for the Nigerian economy. The majority of Nigerians rely on agriculture for their livelihood. It is increasingly evident that improved agricultural development and growth can offer a pathway from poverty, but evidence-based policies and strategies are needed. Nigeria’s agricultural policies have been inconsistent, uncoordinated and ad hoc. Such agricultural policies >> Read more