Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Presentations

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.

Olivier Ecker, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Washington (left), Kwaw Andam, Country Program Leader, IFPRI Nigeria (center); Hyacinth Edeh, Country Program Manager, IFPRI Nigeria (right) facilitating the seminar.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo Credit: Onilogbo Omobolanle, IFPRI Nigeria

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.

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 this time, Nigeria faces an epidemic of child malnutrition that some think it seems hard to control. He said “we are meeting at a critical moment for global nutrition and Nigeria specifically”. He further stressed the strong commitment of USAID-Nigeria in tackling the menace of malnutrition in Nigeria. The event aimed at getting partners extensive inputs to USAID/Nigeria Multi-sectoral nutrition strategy, share experiences/key findings on food system and nutrition in Nigeria, private

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 the Council on various areas, including MEL.

The training was delivered using a well-developed project MEL training material. Key messages communicated to participants included the basic concepts and principle of M&E, concepts of target setting, baseline and how to frame indicators. Other topics covered in the training include: the stages in the M&E system; development of the M&E plan with special attention to the development

Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Michigan State University
Adeola Olajide, University of Ibadan

IFPRI, Abuja, Nigeria

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Thomas Reardon, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria

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Thomas Reardon, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria


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)

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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

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