- 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
MSU’s Saweda Liverpool-Tasie Appointed by President Biden to Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
Published on January 19, 2022
Dr. Liverpool-Tasie will play a key role in shaping our nation’s perspectives on international food and agriculture.
Published on December 15, 2021
As part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI) ten early career researchers in Africa have successfully completed the STAAARS+ training and mentorship program.
Published on December 8, 2021
To improve agricultural policy and enhance food security in Nigeria, researchers at Michigan State University have helped launch a new Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food Security (PiLAF) at the University of Ibadan.
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.
Publications and Presentations
Published on January 24, 2022
NAPA Research Paper #1. This report presents findings from study of small and medium enterprises responding to Covid-19 in Nigeria.
Hands-on Field Work and A Brown Bag as Drivers for Agricultural Policy Dialogue: Participants Call for Soil Testing and Productivity Index Rating in Kebbi State
Published on January 19, 2022
Highlights from a hands-on training at two locations in Jega Local Government Area of Kebbi State. The training was followed by a brown bag seminar at the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero (KSUSTA).
The impact of COVID-19 and associated shocks on Agri Food SMEs along the poultry and fish value chains in Kebbi State, Nigeria
Published on January 18, 2022
Policy Note #5. This policy research note presents the key findings from a study on the impact of COVID-19 and associated policies on SMEs along the poultry and fish value chains in Kebbi State.
The impact of COVID-19 and other shocks on Agri Food SMEs along the poultry and fish value chains in Borno State
Published on January 17, 2022
Policy Research Note #8. This policy research note summarizes key findings from a study on the impact of COVID-19 and associated policies on SMEs along the poultry and fish value chains in Borno State.
The impact of COVID-19 and associated shocks on Agri Food SMEs along the poultry and fish value chain in Kaduna State
Published on January 13, 2022
Policy Research Note #7. This policy research note summarizes the key findings from a study on the impact of COVID-19 and associated policies on SMEs along the poultry and fish value chains in Kaduna State.