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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project presents Policy Note on Rice Productivity – State of Niger

08/01/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie 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 …

Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Participates in a Live Phone Discussion on the Radio

08/01/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie 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 …

Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Engages with Media and Civil Society in Niger State

08/01/2017 By Saweda Liverpool-Tasie On August 1, 2017, the Policy Project presented the State Policy Note “Rice productivity in Niger State: Linking Data to Policy” to the Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Niger State Chapter. The presentation was made at the interactive session with Media and civil society in Niger State. The State Chapter welcomed the Policy Note and advocated for more Policy Notes covering other crops. The Policy note presentation was made by the Director, Planning Research …

The Policy Project Strengthens Links between Policy Stakeholders in Delta State

07/03/2017 By Oyinkan Tasie On July 3, 2017, the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project brought together agricultural policy stakeholders in Delta State by connecting Faculty members at Delta State University’s Faculty of Agriculture with the leadership of the Delta State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources including the Commissioner for Agriculture, Permanent Secretary and Directors as well as Planners and Policy Analysts in the ministry. This was the first time the Commissioner would meet with the Faculty of …