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

Agrifood Value Chains: Concepts, Axes of Transformation, Illustrations

Thomas Reardon, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria Overview: 1) Concept of the Value Chain (VC), “fish image”, as cluster of VCs with dendritic structure 2) Evolution of research approaches 3) Axes of VC transformation: structure, conduct/behavior, performance presented in structure of VC typology (traditional, transitional, modern) 4) Examples of transformation of VCs: fish (Asia/US), chicken (US) potatoes (India, US), dairy (Brazil), chicken (US) File Download

What Drives Agricultural Policy Reform in Africa?

Danielle Resnick. “What Drives Agricultural Policy Reform in Africa?” Insights from the Kaleidoscope Model of Food Security Change,” presented at the seminar for the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, June 30, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria File Download