FSP Nigeria Agricultural Policy project has three core objectives:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 in-country website: https://www.nigeriaagriculturalpolicy.net/
By Laura Schmitt Olabisi and Saweda Liverpool-Tasie: "We’ve gotten used to the looks on farmers’ faces by now—shaking heads, looking to the sky as if for an explanation, frowning worriedly. The rains aren’t the same as they used to be, they tell us. ...."
The chief objectives of the professors’ visit was to monitor the progress of their students and to interact with MSU faculty in areas of mutual interest.
Ben Belton and Saweda Liverpool-Tasie in The Economist, Feb 15, 2018