- The capital is Abuja.
- The official language is English
- Area: 356,669 sq mi (approx. 4x the size of the State of Michigan)
- Population approx. 186 million in 2016
- Climate: Nigeria has a tropical hot climate with temperatures varying according to the seasons of the year. The two major seasons are determined by rainfall with a rainy season and dry season.
Fun fact: Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa
Main Research Themes
- Agrifood System Transformation
- Climate Change
- Input Use and Market Development
- Policy Research and Capacity Building
- Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
- Training and Capacity Building
- Value Chain Analysis
- Youth Employment/Entrepreneurship
Published on August 28, 2021
Researchers in the Departments of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and Community Sustainability have developed a new mobile phone app with the potential to help millions in West Africa.
Published on February 22, 2021
NAPP has enhanced Nigeria’s ability to conduct evidence based agricultural policy research, influenced agricultural policy, and disseminated agricultural research findings to key stakeholders throughout the country.
Published on October 3, 2019
University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), Thomas Jayne, recently spoke to African policymakers at the African Green Revolution Forum in Ghana.
Published on December 6, 2018
Recommendations for the Nigerian agricultural system to embrace resilience through three principles, in order to feed its population into the future under highly uncertain conditions.
Published on October 17, 2018
Thomas Reardon: This video explains how a convergence of factors is provoking tsunami like rapid changes in the agrifood system of Africa. Keynote lecture for the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Economists, October 17, 2018
Publications and Presentations
Les impacts économiques du COVID-19 en Afrique urbaine et rurale: Des résultats inattendus dans cinq pays
Published on September 24, 2021
Les résultats sont présentés suivant deux aspects : 1) les impacts sur le revenu et la pauvreté et 2) les impacts sur la consommation alimentaire et la sécurité alimentaire.
Published on July 14, 2021
This Report is the Final Technical Report of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID-Nigeria) under Associate Cooperative Agreement Number AID-620-LA-15-00001.
Essential non-essentials” Five policy myths about African food value chains, with implications during COVID-19 and beyond
Published on February 22, 2021
Lenis Saweda O. Liverpool-Tasie, Tom Reardon, Ben Belton, 2021. Essential non-essentials” Five policy myths about African food value chains, with implications during COVID-19 and beyond. FSP Policy Research Brief 125.
Published on November 12, 2020
Adelaja, A. O., (2020). Barriers to national renewable energy policy adoption: Insights from a case study of Nigeria. Energy Strategy Reviews, 30, 100519.
Mycotoxin reduction through lactic acid fermentation: Evidence from commercial ogi processors in southwest Nigeria
Published on November 6, 2020
Ademola O, Saha Turna N, Liverpool-Tasie L.S., Obadina A, Wu F (2020). Food Processing and Mycotoxin Reduction in Maize-Based Products: Evidence from Lactic Acid Fermentation in Southwest Nigeria. Food Control