Since its inception in 2007, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) works for strengthening evidence-based policymaking in Nigeria in the areas of rural and agricultural development. IFPRI-NSSP works closely with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and supports the implementation of Nigeria’s national development plans by strengthening agricultural- sector policies and strategies through:
Enhanced knowledge, information, data, and tools for the analysis, design, and implementation of pro-poor, gender-sensitive, and environmentally sustainable agricultural and rural development polices and strategies in Nigeria;
Strengthened capacity for government agencies, research institutions, and other stakeholders to carry out and use applied research that directly informs agricultural and rural polices and strategies; and
Improved communication linkages and consultations between policymakers, policy analysts, and policy beneficiaries on agricultural and rural development policy issues.