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

The FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project delivers seminars on Irrigation, Mechanization and Seed Varieties in 3 FTF states

Between 21- 24 January 2019, Dr Hiroyuki Takeshima, Senior Research Fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered three research seminars titled “Recent research findings on seed varieties, irrigation, and agricultural mechanization in Nigeria” in the states of Niger (21 January), Benue (22 January) and Kaduna (24 January) to 230 people. The audience represents a mixture of academics, researchers and policy analysts in each of the states. The seminar presented the findings of three studies carried out between … Read More

The FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project delivers Training on data analysis techniques for academics and researchers in Niger State

 The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered on behalf of the FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy project a training on “Introduction Survey Data Analysis using STATA” for academics and researchers on 21-25 January 2019 in Minna, Niger State. The 25 participants (20 male, five female) were all lecturers and researchers from the Federal University of Technology Minna, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University and Niger State College of Education Minna. “I count myself privileged to have attended the STATA training” said Olaotan … Read More

Enhancing data analysis for improved agricultural policy in Nigeria

As part of efforts towards strengthening Nigeria’s capacity for greater evidence-based policy processes in agriculture by increasing the capacity of Nigerian analysts to undertake and make widely available relevant evidence-based policy analysis, on 7-9 May 2018, a team of three (3) trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) facilitated a training course on “Econometrics for policy analysis using Stata” in Abuja for 21 (19 males and 2 females) faculty and senior members of … Read More

Policy project scholar wins one of 6 spots in Global competition to participate in International Conference.

Policy project scholar Ms. Aisha Lawal (who spent the Spring 2017 semester at Michigan State University) with support from faculty at MSU, submitted a research proposal for presentation to an August 2018 – pre-conference workshop on quantitative food systems analysis. This special preconference is part of the 2018 International Conference of Agricultural Economists taking place in Vancouver, Canada. Ms. Lawal and other winners won highly competitive international travel grants to present their research at the preconference workshop. They will interact … Read More


In a move towards strengthening the capacity of Nigeria’s journalists to effectively contribute to national discussions on agricultural issues, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a policy communications training course for journalists of the National Assembly Press Corps on Friday 26 and Monday 29 January 2018 in Abuja. The training course covered the source of information relevant to agricultural policy, the use of social media for policy communications, good practice in … Read More

Training One to Train Others – Capacity Building in Delta State

06/25/2017 By Saweda Liverpool-Tasie During the week of June 25, 2017, the Policy project organized a three-day training on “Introduction to Stata” for researchers at Delta State University. The Training modules were delivered by Mr. Wale Ogunleye, the pioneer PhD Scholar of the Project’s Visiting Scholars Program who just returned from Michigan State University, in collaboration with Dr. John Odozi, a Nigerian Faculty. The Trainers were supported by Osayanmon Osawe and Monday Shaibu; both new project scholars who will be coming to Michigan State University in … Read More

Introductory Policy Communication training course delivered at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State on 31 May-1 June, 2017.

On 31 May-1 June, a team of 2 IFPRI trainers facilitated an introductory Policy Communication training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi which was attended by 22 participants  (16 males and 6 females) including faculty and graduate students. The Policy Communication course was designed to provide participants with a practical framework for understanding and integrating communication concepts, approaches, and methods into program planning, policy planning, implementation and program management. The training emphasized on developing participants’ knowledge and skills … Read More