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The political economy of the maize value chain in Nigeria
July 22, 2021

This blog explores the findings of APRA Working Paper 60, investigating the political economy of the maize value chain in Nigeria. This study focused on how the political economy dynamics can contribute to understanding the drivers and constraints of agricultural commercialisation in the country, and the government’s role in enhancing this process.

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APRA Nigeria training for data collection field work
December 7, 2020

The APRA Nigeria Work Stream 1 team have been busy in recent weeks, returning to the field to collect the second round of panel data for their research on the pace at which farm size distributions are changing in Nigeria. The research has a particular focus on the rise of medium-scale farms and their influence… Read more »

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

For more detailed information about our research in Nigeria, download our country brochure. 

APRA is working in Nigeria to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to:

  • Document the pace at which farm size distributions are changing in Nigeria, with particular focus on the rise of medium-scale farms and their influence on agricultural commercialisation;
  • Characterise the potentially diverse pathways by which individuals become commercialised medium-scale farmers;
  • Explore whether medium-scale farms are making small-scale farmers more productive and commercialised;
  • Examine the outcomes of various agricultural commercialisation pathways;
  • Assess the causes and consequences of changing farm size distributions.

Contact Person: Joseph Yaro | yarojoe@yahoo.com

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