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 in-country website:


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

  • Oyinkansola Tasie, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, and Elisabeth Paymal 12/10/2017

    From Data Collection to Policy Implementation

    To better understand how to maximize the potential of a cash crop such as rice, and to prioritize policy actions, data have been collected by the government agencies in Nigeria, but sound analysis of this data at the State level to guide policies has been lacking. In response to this capacity building need at local government level, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP), Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, has designed and offered a series of training workshops for state government staff. These resulted in the publication and dissemination of policy notes to inform the government and executive policy makers.

  • Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project 12/05/2017

    Call to Invite 3 Master’s and 2 PhD Students from Nigerian Universities

    Call for Application. Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2018

  • Oyinkan Tasie and Steve Longabaugh 11/28/2017

    Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Builds Capacity of Young Nigerian Scholars…