Ufedo Monday Shaibu
Research interest: Agricultural Insurance
Research Supervisors: Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Kebiru (Kogi State University Anyigba) and Dr. Saweda Liverpool-Tasie (MSU)
Semesters at MSU: Fall 2017
Mr. Shaibu’s research interest is in agricultural insurance programs. On November 21, 2017, Mr. Shaibu gave a presentation on his ongoing research “The Impact of the Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Scheme as a Risk Management Strategy for Farmers in Kogi State”. Following the presentation on his proposed conceptual framework, empirical strategy and upcoming field work, Mr. Ufedo received feedback from nine faculty and graduate students that attended. This feedback (alongside feedback from his interaction with 9 other faculty during his time on the MSU campus) will be incorporated into his Master’s Thesis that was completed upon his return to Nigeria, December 2017. Participants at the presentation gained insights into some of the challenges faced in developing countries as they try to develop agricultural insurance programs.
During his time on campus, Mr. Shaibu visited farmers in Michigan to discuss their use and experience with insurance programs. During that visit, Mr. Shaibu interacted with dairy farmers and was intrigued by the nature of land access and use for cattle rearing in Michigan. This spurred Mr. Shaibu’s interest in the topic which he felt was closely related to the ongoing conflict in Nigeria between herdsmen and farmers. Consequently, Mr. Shaibu worked with Dr. Saweda Liverpool-Tasie on a piece to document the experience of the USA with regards to land access and use for cattle rearing. He received additional input from other MSU faculty working on extension and produced a policy note called “Conflict between Herdsmen and Nigerian Farmers: Lessons from the USA”. This demonstrates how the experience of the scholars during the project scholar program can be leveraged to the benefit of project stakeholders.
As another example of how the benefit of participating in the project scholar program extends beyond the scholars and their institutions of learning, at MSU the scholars conducted research on how to develop and finance a sustainable agricultural extension service in Nigeria. This research involved a literature review alongside interviews with those involved with agricultural extension at MSU and in the state of Michigan. The goal was to learn how local governments and states in the USA collect and present information on agriculture and how they disseminate research findings to stakeholders. The request for this work came from interactions on the WhatsApp group formed following the project training activity that brought together representatives from state ministries in 34 out of Nigeria’s 36 states in March 2017. This activity of the scholars produced a draft paper on extension services and what we can learn from the U.S. Agricultural data collection system. It is believed that lessons can be learned from how the system developed over time and also how the design and funding of this system evolved.
Upon return home, Mr. Monday Shaibu has made a significant contribution to his university by participating (including instructing) in a week-long field level data collection. Please refer to Annex F, success story #11. He has continued to work with faculty at MSU and the other scholars. These interactions have generated a communication piece on the farmer herdsmen conflict in Nigeria and a draft report on financing Agricultural data collection in Nigeria.
Mr. Shaibu assisted with “Introduction to STATA” training:
- June 19‐21, 2017, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Faculty and Graduate Students
- June 22‐24, 2017. Ebonyi State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Abakaliki. Civil Servants
- June 28‐30, 2017. Delta State University, Anwai Campus Asaba. Faculty and graduate students
- July 3-5, 2017. Delta State Ministry of Agriculture, Civil Servants
- July 24-27, 2017, Benue State Ministry of Agriculture. State Ministry Personnel – majorly planners, statisticians and policy analysts
- July 28-29, 2017, Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture, Yandev, Benue State, Faculty and graduate students
- July 31-Aug 2, 2017, Niger State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. State Ministry Personnel – majorly planners, statisticians and policy analysts
- Aug 3-4, 2017, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State. Faculty and graduate students
- Aug 7-8, 2017, Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. State Ministry Personnel – majorly planners, statisticians and policy analysts
- Aug 9-10, 2017, Kebbi State University of Science & Technology, Aliero, Kebbi State. Faculty and graduate students
- Aug 21-22 ,2017 , Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI), Faculty and graduate students
- August 25-26, 2017, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Faculty and graduate students
Mr. Shaibu conducted this training.
- February 8 to 16, 2018. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension at Kogi State University Anyigba, Nigeria. Field Level Data Collection. Researchers, Faculty, Graduate Students
- November 21, 2017. Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University. The Impact of the Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Scheme as a Risk Management Strategy for Farmers in Kogi State, Faculty and Graduate Students
- November 22, 2017, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, Drivers of Farmers’ Participation in Agricultural Insurance Scheme in Kogi State, Nigeria: Outcome of a Pilot Survey, Faculty and Graduate Students
- February 22, 2017, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Kogi State University Anyigba, Nigeria The Impact of the Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Scheme as a Risk Management Strategy for Farmers in Kogi State Faculty and Students
- March 8, 2018 Faculty of Agriculture, Kogi State University Anyigba, Nigeria, Welfare Implications of Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Scheme among Farmers in Kogi State, Faculty and Students