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

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