This document outlines a strategy for potential involvement of the RIUP in Nigeria (RIUP-N) over the period 2008-2011. It summarises the overall purpose of the RIUP and its intended outputs, outlining how Nigeria can participate and benefit from this initiative. The document is targeted at RIUP’s Senior Management Team (SMT), key stakeholders in Nigeria and the global Research into Use Programme (RIUP). The purpose of the strategy is to build consensus around a 3-year RIUP-N and to obtain agreement in principle from SMT and support from key stakeholders in Nigeria as well as the global RIUP. The draft paper also provides guidance to key stakeholders in Nigeria as to how they could engage with the RIUP and into what ends. Work in Nigeria will focus on innovations platforms in aquaculture, cowpea/soybean commodity systems and cassava processing.