Policy Notes

Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Policy Notes

Policy Note 52, accompanies Working Paper 59 in the IFPRI-NSSP series (c) 2018 IFPRI

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Policy Note 52, entitled “Synopsis: The enabling environment for informal food traders in Nigeria’s’ secondary cities”, and co-authored by Danielle Resnick, Bhavna Sivasubramanian, Idiong Christopher Idiong, Michael Akindele Ojo, and Likita Tanko, is now available.Read More

L.S.O. Liverpool-Tasie, A. Sanou, T. Reardon. February 2018. Demand for Imported-Frozen versus Domestic-Traditionally Processed Fish in Africa: Panel Data. Feed the Future Innovation Lab Policy Research Brief 57. East Lansing: Michigan State University

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Thomas Reardon, Awa Sanou, Wale Ogunleye, Iredele Ogunbayo, Bolarin T. Omonona. January 2018. The Transformation of Value Chains in Africa: Evidence from the First Large Survey of Maize Traders Feed the Future Innovation Lab Policy Research Brief 56. East Lansing: Michigan State University

Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Adeola Olajide. September 2017. Exploring Maize Production in Nigeria Under Climate Change Using System Dynamics.  Feed the Future Innovation Lab Policy Research Brief 46. East Lansing: Michigan State University

Hiroyuki Takeshima and Abdullahi Mohammed Nasir. October 2017. The Role of the Locations of Public Sector Varietal Development Activities on Agricultural Productivity. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 47. East Lansing: Michigan State UniversityRead More

Awa Sanou, Bukola Osuntade, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Thomas Reardon. 2017. Climate Change and the Poultry Value Chain in Nigeria: Issues, Emerging Evidence, and Hypotheses. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 41. East Lansing: Michigan State UniversityRead More

Aisha Lawal Ibrahim. 2017. Agglomeration of Agro Industries and its Potential to Boost Agricultural Productivity in Nigeria. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 40.East Lansing: Michigan State University.

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Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, and Adeola Olajide. 2017. Towards a Systemic Analysis of the Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural Production in Nigeria. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 29. East Lansing: Michigan State UniversityRead More

Epiyaigha Ekerebi and Oluwafunmiso Olajide O. Adeola. 2017. Estimation of the Difference in Agricultural Yield between Male and Female Farmers in Nigeria. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 28. East Lansing: Michigan State University.Read More

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Bolarin Omonona, Awa Sanou, Wale Ogunleye, Samantha Padilla, and Thomas Reardon. 2017. Growth and Transformation of Food Systems in Africa: Evidence from the Poultry Value Chain in Nigeria. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 25. East Lansing: Michigan State UniversityRead More

Wale O. Ogunleye, Awa Sanou, Lenis Saweda O. Liverpool-Tasie, and Thomas Reardon. 2016. Contrary to Conventional Wisdom, Smuggled Chicken Imports are not Holding Back Rapid Development of the Chicken Value Chain in Nigeria. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 19. East Lansing: Michigan State UniversityRead More

Policy Note |2017| Tewodaj Mogues, Tolulope Olofinbiyi

There is a renewed attention to the performance of the agricultural sector in Nigeria given its potential to serve as an engine of pro-poor growth, create jobs, and support economic diversification. Strategies to further transform agriculture need to be accompanied by efficient and effective public expenditures. In addition to analysis of the size and quality of agricultural spending, an understanding of the political-institutional setting within which public spending decisions are made is important. However, there is little known about the policy and political processes through which public agricultural expenditure allocations are decided upon. This policy note synthesizes the findings of an empirical analysis of how the political and budget institutions of the states and Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria affect the incentives of actors involved in the public agricultural finance process, shape the interactions between them, and ultimately influence expenditure allocations

The Policy Brief, Number 39 in the Food Security Policy Research Brief Series, is part of the research output from the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, a joint effort between the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) and

Policy Note |2016| Tolulope Olofinbiyi, Tewodaj Mogues

A large body of evidence has focused on the drivers of agricultural policymaking in both developed- and developing-country settings. However, several applicable theories and empirical analyses on the dynamics of policymaking have not yet been applied to public expenditure decision-making in agriculture, particularly in Africa. The NSSP Working Paper on which this Policy Note is based makes a contribution to this literature by drawing on the framework of actor-centered institutionalism  to understand the drivers of public agricultural expenditures in Nigeria. Actor-centered institutionalism provides a set of conceptual tools useful for understanding the dynamics of complex policy processes that take place among various actors within an institutional setting. Using this framework, we empirically examine how political and budget institutions affect the incentives of actors involved in the public agricultural finance process at subnational level in Nigeria, structures the interactions between them, and ultimately shapes expenditure allocations. In this study, we employ a single-case, embedded case study strategy which involves multiple sub-units of analysis that is appropriate in the context of Nigeria’s complex federal and decentralized structure.

The synopsis, Number 37 in the NSSP Policy Note Series, is part of the research output from the Feed