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Launch of the Nigeria Food Security Simulator

The CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies Nigeria has released the new Nigeria Food Security Simulator. This Excel-based tool allows users to estimate short-term impacts of household-level income or food price shocks and related policy decisions on diets and food security in the country.

The tool draws on representative household survey data and food demand models to provide accurate estimates of consumer behavior throughout Nigeria. Income movements can be entered in percentage terms to simulate changes in a range of indicators looking at both quantity and quality of food consumption. Users can view the simulations by geographic area and by household income quintile, and the resulting data visualizations can be easily exported.

The Nigeria Food Security Simulator can better enable data-driven decisions, particularly in times of economic shocks and food crisis. The tool was jointly developed by the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria’s Federal Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development and Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, and IFPRI.