FTF-Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project trains ARCN staff on STATA for Policy Analysis

From 4 to 7 March 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute, under the umbrella of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, delivered a training course to 27 staff members (20 male, 7 female) of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) on “ Econometrics for Policy Analysis Using Stata” in Abuja. The training, which focused on concepts around statistical data analysis and introduced participants to the STATA application, was geared at further enabling agricultural researchers to more effectively … Read More

Enhancing Policy Communications for Nigeria’s Agricultural Sector

On 13-14 February 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) trained on behalf the FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project 25 staff members (18 male, 7 female) of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Policy Communications in Abuja. The training introduced the participants to basic concepts around policy communications, as long as more contemporary tools, such as policy briefs/notes and social media, which are used for communicating and disseminating evidence and promoting engagement on policy issues. The training was … Read More

Towards a Better Understanding of Nigeria’s Agricultural Policy Environment

On 12-13 February 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on behalf of the FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project trained 23 (18 male, five female) senior staff (Assistant Director level) of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja on Nigeria’s national and regional agricultural policy framework for the period spanning 2007 to the present. The training, which was facilitated by Dr. George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) and Hyacinth Edeh, a Research … Read More

STATA training delivered for NBS staff in Abuja

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has delivered on behalf the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project a training course on “Introduction to Survey Data Analysis Using STATA” on 11-14 February 2019 for staff of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Abuja.  The 25 participants (11 male, 14 female) were all familiarized with the STATA software and shown how to make use of it in analyzing survey data. The training was aimed at building the capacity of Nigeria’s analysts to generate evidence … Read More

Policy communications training courses delivered to government officials, and farmers in Kebbi State

From 28-31 January 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered two policy communications training courses for a total of 60 government officials (28-29 January) and farmers (30 – 31 January) in Kebbi State. The 25 government officials (23 male, 2 female) work at the Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Kebbi State Agricultural Development Programme. On the other hand, the 35 participants (27 male, 8 female) represented various farmer groups in Kebbi State. In the two trainings, participants were introduced to basic concepts of Policy Communications, the use of social media for disseminating information and engaging in … Read More

Group Dynamics Training for Agro-dealers in Kebbi State

To equip agro-dealers with adequate skills to manage their groups, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered on behalf of the FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project a training course for agro-dealers in Kebbi State on 28 – 29 January 2019. The 35 participants (25 male, 10 female) represented various groups and were exposed to knowledge and skills related to conflict resolution, working as a team, communication and record keeping. It is expected that such trainings would enhance the capacity of various players in Nigeria’s agricultural sector … Read More

The FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Trains Academics & Researchers on Econometrics for Policy Analysis in Ebonyi

From 21-25 January 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), delivered another training on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using STATA” as part of the capacity building activities under the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project in Ebonyi State. The 27 participants (16 male, 11 female) were lecturers and researchers from Ebonyi State University, Alex Ekwueme Federal University and the University of Nigeria Nsukka. The training was geared at equipping Nigeria’s analysts and researchers with knowledge and developing the … Read More

Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project trains Ebonyian journalists, and farmers on Policy Communications

In two trainings organized between 21 and 24 January 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) trained 35 journalists (21-22 January 2019) and 15 farmers (21-22 January 2019) in Ebonyi State on Policy Communications. The 50 (25 male and 25 female) participants were introduced to basic concepts of policy communications, the use of social media for both disseminating and tracking policy communications effectively and publicly available sources of information related to agricultural policy in the Nigerian context. In his … Read More

FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project delivers training on issues in agriculture and development in Delta State

From 14-18 January 2019, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) delivered two trainings on “Issues in agriculture and development” for academics and researchers (14-16 January) and policy analysts (17-18 January) in Asaba, Delta State. The 51 participants in both trainings (35 male, 16 female) constituted the academic staff and researchers at Delta State University, as well as staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural resources, the State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority … Read More

Towards a stronger policymaking environment for agriculture in Cross River State

Over the five-day period covering 14-18 January 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered on behalf of the FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, a training course on “Issues in Agriculture and Development” for policy analysts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as researchers from the University of Port Harcourt, the University of Calabar,  the Niger Delta University and Cross River University of Technology in Calabar, Cross River State. The 47 participants (34 male and … Read More