We are pleased to announce a new policy brief from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled “Transforming Nigeria’s Agrifood System“ The brief documents potential solutions and opportunities for achieving a wealthier and also healthier food system towards attaining multiple Sustainable Development Goals, including zero hunger, good health and well-being, and climate action.
Policy Seminar: Agri-Food System Transformation for Healthy Diets
On September 27, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a policy seminar under the USAID Feed the Future National Agricultural Policy Activity at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD). IFPRI brought together key policymakers from FMARD to present new research findings on sustainable dietary change through agri-food system transformation. The findings are expected to inform and support the implementation of Nigeria’s new agriculture policy, the National Agriculture Technology and Innovation Policy (NATIP). USAID designed the … Read More
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
Towards a Systemic Analysis of Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural Production in Nigeria
Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Michigan State University Adeola Olajide, University of Ibadan IFPRI, Abuja, Nigeria File Download
Agrifood Value Chains: Research Methods
Thomas Reardon, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria File Download
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