Linking Agricultural Policy, Food Systems Transformation and Diet Change in Nigeria

“It is important to recognize the importance that policy has for nutritional outcomes”- Olivier Ecker, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI On 19 September 2019, Olivier Ecker, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) presented a research seminar entitled “Food System Transformation, Dietary Change, and the Role of Agricultural Policy in Nigeria” in Abuja. The audience of the seminar was made up of 36 individuals (13 male, 23 female) representing various ministries, departments and agencies; private sector organizations; and non-governmental organizations working on nutritional issues in Nigeria. A major point arising from the presentation was that while increasing the knowledge about nutrition encourages healthy food choices, this would have little impact on nutritional outcomes without an accompanying

Transforming Agriculture to Improve Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria

Author(s): Olivier Ecker and Adam Kennedy Olivier Ecker and Adam Kennedy, 2019. Transforming Agriculture to Improve Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria, Food Security Policy Research Brief 99, East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 83

Mulubrhan Amare, Todd Benson, Olusegun Fadare, and Motunrayo Oyeyemi. 2017. Study of the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Quantitative evidence from the Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 83. East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 82

Todd Benson, Mulubrhan Amare, Motunrayo Oyeyemi, and Olusegun Fadare. 2017. Study of the Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria: Qualitative Evidence from Kebbi and Bauchi States. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 82. East Lansing: Michigan State University.