Facilitators and Participants of the first ever training course on “Issues in Agriculture and Development” held in Abuja by the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project (c) 2018 IFPRI/Amina Bashir In order to broaden knowledge on the linkages between agriculture and development, the Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held on behalf of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, its first ever training course on “International Issues in Agriculture and Development” for staff of the Agricultural Research Council from 29-30 November 2018 in Abuja. The maiden edition of this training course was attended by 20 participants (14 male, 6 female) and provided them with an overview of contemporary issues in agricultural policy, particularly
Philip Hegerty James, University of Agriculture & NAPP Scholar at MSU (Fall 2018) Floodplain agriculture is critical to survival and economic development in the rural areas of Sahel West Africa.Source: commons.wikimedia.org Agriculture in dry land areas is vulnerable to failure, this is due to erratic rainfall and desert encroachment, hence the use of Fadama (Low-lying seasonally flooded areas or floodplains) lands to compliment upland farming becomes vital. This is important, particularly where irrigation facilities are minimal or non-existent as found in Sahel West Africa.
Mywish K. Maredia, John Mazunda, and Oyinkan Tasie. 2017. The Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes at the Federal and State Level in Nigeria: Results of a Stakeholder Survey. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 74. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Laura Schmitt-Olabisi delivering her seminar presentation organized at the IFPRI Abuja Office. On 9 March 2017, Dr. Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, gave a seminar