IFPRI’s Patrick Hatzenbuehler making his presentation on the seasonality of grain prices in Kebbi State (c) 2018 IFPRI/Amina Bashir On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Dr. Patrick L. Hatzenbuehler, Associate Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), delivered a research seminar entitled, “Seasonality of Grain Prices and Market Characteristics in Kebbi state, Nigeria” at Kebbi State University of Science and Technology – Aliero (KSUSTA). The seminar focused on the aims and results from implemented and ongoing collaborative research between IFPRI researchers, including Dr. Hatzenbuehler and Dr. George Mavrotas, Senior Research Fellow and Program Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP), together with KSUSTA researchers Dr. Mohammed Abubakar Maikasuwa, Reader in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension,
  Dr Hatzenbuehler along with participants of the research seminar held at Ahmadu Bello University (c) Ahmadu Bello University 2017 Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler, Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI-Abuja, presented a research seminar on “Macroeconomic Factor Influence on Agricultural Program Sustainability in Kaduna State, Nigeria” at the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria on December 12, 2017. The seminar was attended by twenty-two people (three females and nineteen males), including faculty members and graduate students in the ABU Department of Agricultural Economics, NAERLS staff, and NAERLS senior management. Helpful comments were received from Prof. Christogonus Daudu, Assistant Director of Research, Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation at NAERLS, and Prof. Zakari Abdulsalam, Professor of
Dr. Hatzenbuehler delivering his seminar presentation (c) 2017 IFPRI Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler, Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI-NSSP Abuja, presented a seminar on “How Macroeconomic Factors May Influence Agricultural Program Sustainability: Evidence from Cross River State, Nigeria” as part of the Department of Agricultural Economics Seminar Series at the University of Calabar on November 15, 2017. Dr. Hatzenbuehler and with seminar participants (c) 2017 IFPRI The seminar was attended by twenty people (seven females, and thirteen males), including members of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Department of Economics faculty, graduate students from each department, staff from the Cross River Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), and a representative of a Calabar-based microfinance bank. The seminar was well-organized by Prof. Idiong C. Idiong,
08/10/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie Governor, Kebbi State with members of the Kebbi State Executive Council and team members of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project at the Government House, Kebbi State, August 10, 2017 Representatives of the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project met with the Executive Governor of Kebbi State at Government House, Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, August 10, 2017. During the meeting, the delegation presented the project supported Policy Note – Promoting Rice Productivity in Kebbi State: Linking Data to Policy to the Governor. The Governor was also briefed on the capacity development work undertaken by the Project at the Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development and the Kebbi State University of Science & Technology, Aliero. A highlight
08/08/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie Presentation of the State Policy Note on “Rice productivity in Kebbi State: Linking Data to Policy” to the Chairman, Rice Farmer During the week of August 6th, the Policy Project facilitated the presentation of the State Policy Note on “Rice productivity in Kebbi State: Linking Data to Policy”to the Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Kebbi State Chapter. The presentation was made by the Deputy Director, Planning Research & Statistics of the Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development during an interactive session with the Media and civil society in Kebbi State. This session brought together government, media and civil society (including representatives of several specialty crop associations) to discuss issues around agricultural productivity in
08/03/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie Dr. Heineken Lokpobiri, Honourable Minister for State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Nigeria and Dr. Oyinkan Tasie, Michigan State University The Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project met with the Minister of State Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Senator Heineken Lokpobiri) on Thursday, August 3, 2017. At the meeting, Dr. Oyinkan Tasie of Michigan State University presented the project supported State Policy Notes on State Priority Crops. Policy research briefs from the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project were also presented to the Honourable Minister. The Project provided a briefing update to the Ministry on its output to date, and took down priority areas for project consideration from the Minister.         Nigeria Related
08/01/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie The Permanent Secretary, Niger State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development and senior management of the ministry listening to Dr. Oyinkan Tasie of Michigan State University speaking on the Project and the Policy Note on Rice Productivity in Niger State. The Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project on Tuesday, August 1, presented to the Niger State Government the project supported Policy Note on Rice to the Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Niger State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development and the Director, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Niger State Agricultural Development Programme. The presentation was made through the Permanent Secretary, Niger State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. At the presentation, the Permanent Secretary commended the project and USAID
08/01/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim with Dr. Oyinkan Tasie responding to a question posed by a caller. On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, the Policy project participated in a live phone discussion in “Programme on Agricultural Development in Nigeria” at Search FM 92.3 – Campus Radio of Federal University of Technology, Minna. The programme was streamed live online and the project responded to several questions from across the state and beyond (1 question and 1 comment from Lagos State) on the project and agricultural development in Nigeria. Mr. Wale Ogunleye (Pioneer, PhD Project Scholar), Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim (Nigerian Faculty Collaborator) and Dr. Oyinkan Tasie represented the Project.