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.
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.
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 his remarks, he warmly welcomed the participants of the high-profile event including the representatives of government, civil society, private sectors and partners in development. He noted that Nigeria is the most appropriate country for addressing the challenges of malnutrition. At

Is Rural Non-Farm Employment an Obstacle to Increased Rice Production?

Sule, Balaraba Abubakar: MSU NAPP Scholar 2019; Lecturer, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai; and PhD Candidate, Federal University of Technology, Minna One of the major ways by which the gap between rice production and consumption in an economy can be bridged is through the expansion of land under cultivation and intensification on existing farmland (Laborte, 2012). In the case of rice in Nigeria, this can be achieved through the adoption of irrigation technology which, not only improves productivity, but allows for cultivation during each of the two distinct seasons. https://i1.wp.com/www.circleofblue.org/wp-content/uploads.jpg A recent study on rice production systems in Kebbi State, Nigeria, has indicated that irrigated rice production systems are the most financially competitive. This is important because profitability is an
On Thursday, 31 October 2019, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) launched the National Gender Policy on Agriculture as a tool to deepen women’s involvement in the country’s agriculture. Given IFPRI’s history of support to the development of the policy, Dr. Kwaw Andam, Country Program Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) and Chief of Party for the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, was invited by FMARD to the event. The Federal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, in his keynote address stated that the policy would promote and ensure the adoption of gender-sensitive and responsive approaches towards engendering plans and programmes in such a way that men and women

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 results of an earlier Organization Performance Index (OPI) done by IFPRI for the ministry. It was also meant to demonstrate ARCN’s enhanced institutional ability in the area of MEL, building on earlier capacity building activities IFPRI has already done with