FtF Project strengthening Nigeria’s agricultural sector through capacity-building

A training course on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis Using STATA” was organized for staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in Abuja (c) 2019 IFPRI/Motunrayo Oyeyemi Group Dynamics training held for agrodealers in Benue State in March 2019 (c) 2019 IFPRI/Adetunji Fasoranti The Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) delivered 16 trainings to close to 400 persons between 25 March and 30 April 2019 in Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger and Oyo states and Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The trainings, covered a wide range of areas, including Group Dynamics, Issues in Agriculture, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Policy Communications and the use of STATA for policy analysis.
The research seminar in Cross River held on 21 January 2019 in Calabar (c) 2019 IFPRI In two research seminars held in Cross River (21 January 2019) and Ebonyi states (23 January 2019), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on behalf of the FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project engaged 212 researchers and policy analysts, including key government officials (116 male, 96 female) on issues related to policies around child nutrition in Nigeria. In the presentations titled “URBANIZATION, CHILD UNDERNUTRITION AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN NIGERIA” Dr. Mulubhran Amare, Associate Research Fellow with IFPRI, presented the key research findings from three studies completed by the International Food Policy Research Institute under the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project between 2016

New NSSP Publications on Agricultural Mechanization in Nigeria

The NSSP Office is pleased to announce some new publications on agricultural mechanization in Nigeria. NSSP Working Paper No. 53 entitled “Effects of agricultural mechanization on economies of scope in crop production in Nigeria”, co-authored by H. Takeshima, P. Hatzenbuehler and H. Edeh (see link here to download the paper), and the NSSP Policy Note No. 48 (see link here to download the policy note) accompanying this paper; and NSSP Working Paper No. 55 entitled “Cost and policy determinants of features of tractor markets in Nigeria”, co-authored by P. Hatzenbuehler, H. Takeshima, H. Edeh and A. Lawal (see link here to download the paper). These publications are part of the output of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, a

WORKING TOWARDS A ROBUST EXTENSION POLICY IN NIGERIA: TRAINING WORKSHOP DELIVERED IN ABUJA

Nigerian agriculture continues to be an important contributor to the national economic growth. This contribution crucially depends on the productivity growth in the agriculture sector. The total factor productivity of Nigerian agriculture in turn depends on the innovation based knowledge famers have and apply in their crop, livestock, and fisheries production activities. Yet, the major source of knowledge and its delivery namely the public extension system has been facing institutional and capacity challenges in the past. There has been increased call for reforming the extension system in developing countries in the last 10 years and countries such as Brazil, China, and India have moved ahead with such reforms. In Nigeria, there is a similar need to design and implement the
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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 86

Patrick L. Hatzenbuehler and George Mavrotas. 2017. Macroeconomic Factor Influence on Agricultural Program Sustainability in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 86. East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 85.

Hiroyuki Takeshima and Hyacinth Edeh. 2017. Constraints for small-scale private irrigation systems in the North Central zone of Nigeria: Insights from a typology analysis and a case study. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 85. East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 84

Danielle Resnick and Austen Okumo. 2017. Subnational Variation in Policy Implementation: The Case of Nigerian Land Governance Reform. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 84. East Lansing: Michigan State University.