Seed is critical because it is the source of varietal technology, which largely affects agricultural productivity. The local private sector’s ability/incentives to innovate other technologies,
Potential for expanding and improving irrigation systems
Irrigated areas in Nigeria account for only about 1% of cultivated area, much lower than the world average of 21%. This can be attributed to the challenges in both public and private irrigation systems. This study will focus on two aspects: First, to better understand the production costs associated with private/public irrigation systems. The information of production costs involved with irrigated farm production systems in countries like Nigeria is scarce. In particular, little is documented regarding the level of labor … Read More
Land governance and investment – implications for sustainable and more effective land tenure administration systems
Lack of farm-level investment, poor technology adoption and the resultant low level of agricultural productivity have been documented as persistent
Macroeconomic Factor Influence on Agricultural Policy Implementation and Outcomes
One of the most persistent themes in the Agricultural Production Survey reports of the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS)
Political economy of policymaking in Nigeria: Applying the Kaleidoscope Model
As in much of Africa, land tenure remains a highly contentious issue in Nigeria at both the federal and state levels. At the same time, resolving land ownership issues is critical for boosting agricultural productivity, encouraging investment
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 Agricultural Policy in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Assessing the state of the rice milling sector in Nigeria: The role of policy for growth and modernization
Research Paper | 2017 | Michael Johnson, Ian Masias This study use an industry profit maximization model to conduct an ex-post impact assessment on the extent the rice milling sector in Nigeria has grown and improved its performance in producing high quality premium rice following major public sector interventions made under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda.
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
What Drives Agricultural Policy Reform in Africa: Insights from the Kaleidoscope Model of Food Security Change
On June 30 2016, Dr Danielle Resnick gave a seminar presentation as part of the Feed
The drivers of malnutrition in northern Nigeria
Chronic malnutrition is judged to be among the most important adverse results of continual underinvestment in agriculture in the country since the restructuring of the economy of Nigeria towards oil production in the 1950s.