New Publication Announcement: IFPRI Discussion Paper documents issues, challenges, constraints, and potential solutions and opportunities in implementing NEP at the state level using Niger State as a case study

We are pleased to announce the Discussion Paper 01951  from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled “National Extension Policy and State Level Implementation: The Case of Niger State in Nigeria”.The study documents issues, challenges, constraints, and potential solutions and opportunities in implementing NEP at the state level using Niger State as a case study.

New Publication Announcement: IFPRI Discussion Paper documents issues, challenges, constraints, and potential solutions and opportunities in implementing the national extension policy (NEP) at the state level in Nigeria

We are pleased to announce the Discussion Paper 01951  from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled “National Extension Policy and State-Level Implementation: The Case of Cross River State, Nigeria” .The study documents issues, challenges, constraints, and potential solutions and opportunities in implementing the national extension policy (NEP) at the state level in Nigeria, using Cross River State as a case study.

New Publication Announcement: IFPRI Discussion Paper aims to provide initial evidence at the household level in Nigeria Using state- and local government area (LGA)-level PEA figures and household data in Nigeria

We are pleased to announce the Discussion Paper 01955  from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled “Effects of Public Expenditures on Agriculture at Subnational Levels on Households’ Welfare and Economic Resilience in Nigeria” .The study aims to provide initial evidence at the household level in Nigeria Using state- and local government area (LGA)-level PEA figures and household data in Nigeria.

New Publication Announcement: IFPRI Discussion Paper attempts to answer the question of whether increasing Public Expenditures on Agriculture (PEA) is the way to grow agriculture in Nigeria

We are pleased to announce the Discussion Paper 01952  from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled “Public Expenditures on Agriculture at Subnational-Levels and Household-Level Agricultural Outcomes in Nigeria”.The study attempts to answer the question of whether increasing Public Expenditures on Agriculture (PEA) is the way to grow agriculture in Nigeria using state and local government area (LGA)-level PEA figures and household data in Nigeria.

NIGERIA AGRICULTURAL POLICY PROJECT SUPPORTS USAID NIGERIA AND PARTNERS NUTRITION EVENT IN ABUJA

On Thursday 20th February 2020, USAID Nigeria and Partners organized an interactive session on nutrition in Abuja Nigeria as part of the Feed the Future Nigeria Country Plan to increase investments in food security, build greater resilience, and improve household nutrition in the country. The event was a high-profile event that brought together a host of relevant and key stakeholders in the nutrition “space” in Nigeria.   Dr. Charles Iyangbe, Senior Agricultural Economist USAID Nigeria gave the opening remark. In … Read More

Sustainable Capacity Strengthening: ARCN, IFPRI Train Niger State Ministry Staff on MEL

From 25 to 27 September 2019, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialists from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), delivered a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) training for 27 staff of Niger State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (NAMDA) (21 males, seven females). The objectives of the MEL training were to equip selected staff of NAMDA with the knowledge of basic concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in line with the … Read More

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