Linking Agricultural Policy, Food Systems Transformation and Diet Change in Nigeria

“It is important to recognize the importance that policy has for nutritional outcomes”- Olivier Ecker, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI On 19 September 2019, Olivier Ecker, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) presented a research seminar entitled “Food System Transformation, Dietary Change, and the Role of Agricultural Policy in Nigeria” in Abuja. The audience of the seminar was made up of 36 individuals (13 male, 23 female) representing various ministries, departments and agencies; private sector … Read More

Towards Improving Seed Varieties, Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization

Over the period spanning 11-25 June 2019, Dr Hiroyuki Takeshima, Senior Research Fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), delivered four research seminars to an overall audience of 253 representatives from government and academic circles (198 male, 55 female) in four states of Nigeria: Cross River (11 June), Ebonyi (17 June), Delta (20 June) and Kebbi (25 June). The research seminars, entitled “Recent Research Findings on Seed Varieties, Irrigation, and Agricultural Mechanization in Nigeria” presented policy-relevant findings from … Read More

FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project delivers policy research seminar to Agric Ministry on irrigation, seed varieties and mechanization issues

On 1 February 2019, Dr, Hiroyuki Takeshima, Senior Research Fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), delivered a policy research seminar to 25 high-ranking staff of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) at the FMARD conference room in Abuja as part of commitment towards disseminating evidence needed for sound policymaking and increasing the ability of Nigeria’s government to demand and absorb information relevant to agricultural policy. Present at this seminar, was Dr. Aisha Ndyako-Mohammed who … Read More

Shaping Policy Discussions on Urbanization, Child Nutrition and Public Health in Nigeria: Seminars delivered in Cross River and Ebonyi states

In two research seminars held in Cross River (21 January 2019) and Ebonyi states (23 January 2019), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on behalf of the FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project engaged 212 researchers and policy analysts, including key government officials (116 male, 96 female) on issues related to policies around child nutrition in Nigeria. In the presentations titled “URBANIZATION, CHILD UNDERNUTRITION AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN NIGERIA” Dr. Mulubhran Amare, Associate Research Fellow with IFPRI, presented the key … Read More

Research Seminar on Grain Price Seasonality and Market Characteristics in Kebbi State

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 … Read More

Seminar delivered at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria

  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 … Read More

Seminar delivered at the University of Calabar

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. 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 … Read More

Project Funded Policy Notes are presented to the Executive Governor of Kebbi State at Government…

08/10/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie 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 … Read More

Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Facilitates Interaction with Civil Society in Kebbi State

08/08/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie 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 … Read More

Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project presents Project Funded Policy Notes to the Minister of State…

08/03/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie 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 … Read More