Dear All,

You are invited to 2 seminar presentations on “Linking research to  
action: The experience of 2 Nigerian agricultural economists”.

We are pleased to have two visiting professors from University of  
Ibadan and Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria currently on campus.

They will be presenting some of their research findings and discussing  
how they have been able to use their research to support the  
agricultural policy process in Nigeria.

They are sponsored by the USAID funded Feed the Future Nigeria  
Agricultural Policy Project. This is a 5 year project geared to  
leveraging on research to support inclusive agricultural productivity  
growth, improved nutritional
outcomes, and enhanced livelihood resilience for men and women in Nigeria.

The project has a strong capacity building component linked to  
strengthening Nigerian institutions of higher learning.  Under a  
visiting scholars program, Nigerian graduate students come to MSU for  
a semester (MS students) or 2 (PhD students) taking classes on topics  
including statistics, econometrics and research design while working  
with MSU and Nigerian faculty on research topics.

During their stay here their academic advisers in Nigeria also visit  
MSU, hence the current visit of our 2 colleagues. Details of their  
seminars are below:


  When:   Wednesday, May 3; 12:00-1:30pm

  Where:  75 Morrill Hall of Agriculture

  Speakers:  1. Professor Bolarin Titus Omonona , University of  
Ibadan, Nigeria

                    2. Professor Damisa Maiyaki, Ahmadu Bello  

  Titles:   1. Willingness to pay for index-based insurance by food  
crop farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria”

  2. Analysis of Institute for Agricultural Research for Development  
(IAR4D) ensuring sustainable agricultural transformation for food  
security in Nigeria: Lessons from Katsina State

Saweda Onipede Liverpool-Tasie, PhD

Assistant Professor,

Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics,

211 B Justin Morrill Hall of Agriculture,

Michigan State University

Telephone +15174325418