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Promoting inclusive agricultural and food security policies through research, capacity development, and influence for sustainable agri-food systems.

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About Us

The Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food Security (PiLAF) was established in 2020 as one of the three centres of policy leadership in Africa. These Centres are part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security, Policy, Research, Capacity and Influence (PRCI) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with Michigan State University (MSU) as the Lab Lead.

PiLAF is a product of collaboration between the Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL) and the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (DAERD) both in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

To be a world class centre of excellence in agricultural and food security policy that promotes best practices in participatory policy process


To promote inclusive agricultural and food security policy through research, capacity development and influence that enhances effective and sustainable agri- food systems in Nigeria and the rest of Africa


Our core objective is to influence the agricultural policy process through research, capacity development and effective collaboration among all stakeholders along the agri-food system.



Our Blog

Posted inPolicies, Research


The role of research cannot be overstated as a catalyst for informed policy decisions. Rigorous research serves as the bedrock upon which policies are built, providing the necessary evidence and insights to address complex societal challenges. Policymakers armed with robust data are better equipped to navigate the intricacies of decision-making  Read More »

Posted inBrown Bag, Policies

A Deep Dive into Shocks and Policy Responses

As Africa continues to navigate the complexities of the modern world, innovative policy responses to various shocks have become essential. From the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to implications of geopolitical events like the Russia-Ukraine war, African nations are at the forefront of crafting adaptive strategies. Highlighting this imperative,  Read More »

Posted inBrown Bag


PiLAF's BROWN BAG SERIES   PiLAF's Brown Bag Series is an effort of the Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food Security (PiLAF) in bridging the gap between researchers and policy makers. It is expected to be a platform that will bring together various actors along the agricultural value  Read More »