The Upside of Flooding and Agriculture

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.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 74

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.
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 University

Making Agricultural Research Work for End Users

Participants of the APRNet Forum As part of efforts towards promoting agricultural policy research and communication in Nigeria, on 23 August 2017, the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project supported the Agricultural Policy Research Network’s (APRNet) fourth National Stakeholders Forum on “Making Agricultural

The Scholars Program Promotes Working across Generations of Scholars

A Profile of the Visit of the First Project Scholar’s Nigerian Advisor Dr. Adeola Olajide of University of Ibadan, advisor to MSc student Charity Ekerebi, visited Michigan State University under the project scholar program from November 23-December 18, 2016.