Staff addressing farmers
Staff addressing farmers, Nigeria

FSP Nigeria Agricultural Policy project has three core objectives:

  1. To strengthen the national capacity for greater evidence based policy processes in agriculture by increasing the capacity of Nigerian analysts to undertake and make widely available relevant evidence‐based policy analysis.    
  2. To promote and foster informed policy dialogue among all stakeholders in the agricultural sector through an inclusive, transparent, and sustainable process at the country level, building blocks for a well‐integrated and developed national policy system.  
  3. To help federal and state governments improve their capacities to plan and implement effective policy analyses and programs, and demand and absorb policy research in their policy process.

Local Partner: IFPRI Nigeria

Status: Core-funded Activities and Associate Award
Funding dates:
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020
Name of the project:
Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project


Project Leaders:
Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor at MSU
George Mavrotas, Chief of Party, IFPRI In-Country Director

  • Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project 02/17/2017

    VIDEO: The Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Visiting Scholars’ Program

    An introduction to the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Scholars' Program, featuring its 2016-2017 students studying at MSU.

  • Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project 01/06/2017

    Call for Applications - Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Scholars’ Program

    A Call for Applications for the 2017 Short-Term Visiting Scholars Program is open, with a deadline of February 23, 2017.

  • Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Bolarin Omonona, Awa Sanou, Wale Ogunleye, Samantha Padilla, Thomas Reardon 01/03/2017

    Chicken and Egg in Nigeria: A Dynamic Economic Subsector

    Nigerian poultry subsector is experiencing major transformations. In just one decade, the quantity of feed used in Nigeria skyrocketed from 300 thousand to 1.8 million tons – a 600% increase! Our study shows that increased consumption of poultry products is occurring alongside rapid urbanization and growth in the poultry industry with active engagement by a much broader set of actors than traditionally perceived. With national concerns about broad based employment and female empowerment we find young adults, retired people and women to be actively engaged in the sector.